Invitation



[in-vi-tey-shuh n] /ˌɪn vɪˈteɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of .
2.
the written or spoken form with which a person is .
3.
something offered as a suggestion:
an invitation to consider a business merger.
4.
attraction or incentive; allurement.
5.
a provocation:
The speech was an invitation to rebellion.
adjective
6.
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/ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.

2.
the act of enticing or attracting; allurement
n.

mid-15c., from Latin invitationem (nominative invitatio) “an invitation, incitement, challenge,” noun of action from past participle stem of invitare “invite, treat, entertain,” originally “be pleasant toward,” from in- “toward” (see in- (2)). Second element is obscure; Watkins suggests a suffixed form of root *weie- “to go after something, pursue with vigor,” and a connection to English gain (see venison). Meaning “the spoken or written form in which a person is invited” is from 1610s.

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