[verb in-vahyt; noun in-vahyt] /verb ɪnˈvaɪt; noun ˈɪn vaɪt/
verb (used with object), invited, inviting.
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.
to request politely or formally:
to invite donations.
to act so as to bring on or render probable:
to invite accidents by fast driving.
to call forth or give occasion for:
Those big shoes invite laughter.
to attract, allure, entice, or tempt.
verb (used without object), invited, inviting.
to give ; offer attractions or allurements.
Informal. an .
verb (transitive) (ɪnˈvaɪt)
to ask (a person or persons) in a friendly or polite way (to do something, attend an event, etc): he invited them to dinner
to make a request for, esp publicly or formally: to invite applications
to bring on or provoke; give occasion for: you invite disaster by your actions
to welcome or tempt
an informal word for invitation
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.
1650s, from invite (v.).
An invitation: You can’t go in there without an invite (1615+)
[in vee-troh] /ɪn ˈvi troʊ/ adverb, adjective 1. (of a biological process) made to occur in a laboratory vessel or other controlled experimental environment rather than within a living organism or natural setting. /ɪn ˈviːtrəʊ/ adverb, adjective 1. (of biological processes or reactions) made to occur outside the living organism in an artificial environment, such […]
noun 1. a specialized technique by which an ovum, especially a human one, is fertilized by sperm outside the body, with the resulting embryo later implanted in the uterus for gestation. noun 1. a technique enabling some women who are unable to conceive to bear children. Egg cells removed from a woman’s ovary are fertilized […]
[in vee-voh] /ɪn ˈvi voʊ/ adverb, adjective 1. (of a biological process) occurring or made to occur within a living organism or natural setting. /ɪn ˈviːvəʊ/ adverb, adjective 1. (of biological processes or experiments) occurring or carried out in the living organism Latin; “within a living organism” (see viva). in vivo in vi·vo (vē’vō) adj. […]
- In vivo fertilization
in vivo fertilization n. Fertilization of a ripe egg within the uterus of a fertile donor female, rather than in an artificial medium, for subsequent nonsurgical transfer to an infertile recipient.