Inviting



[in-vahy-ting] /ɪnˈvaɪ tɪŋ/

adjective
1.
attractive, alluring, or tempting:
an inviting offer.
[verb in-vahyt; noun in-vahyt] /verb ɪnˈvaɪt; noun ˈɪn vaɪt/
verb (used with object), invited, inviting.
1.
to request the presence or participation of in a kindly, courteous, or complimentary way, especially to request to come or go to some place, gathering, entertainment, etc., or to do something:
to invite friends to dinner.
2.
to request politely or formally:
to invite donations.
3.
to act so as to bring on or render probable:
to invite accidents by fast driving.
4.
to call forth or give occasion for:
Those big shoes invite laughter.
5.
to attract, allure, entice, or tempt.
verb (used without object), invited, inviting.
6.
to give ; offer attractions or allurements.
noun
7.
Informal. an .
/ɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tempting; alluring; attractive
verb (transitive) (ɪnˈvaɪt)
1.
to ask (a person or persons) in a friendly or polite way (to do something, attend an event, etc): he invited them to dinner
2.
to make a request for, esp publicly or formally: to invite applications
3.
to bring on or provoke; give occasion for: you invite disaster by your actions
4.
to welcome or tempt
noun (ˈɪnvaɪt)
5.
an informal word for invitation
adj.

“attractive, alluring,” c.1600, from present participle of invite (v.).
v.

1530s, a back-formation from invitation, or else from Middle French inviter (5c.), from Latin invitare. As a noun variant of invitation it is attested from 1650s. Related: Invited; inviting.
n.

1650s, from invite (v.).

noun

An invitation: You can’t go in there without an invite (1615+)

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