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 invitation; offer attractions or allurements.
Informal. an invitation.
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
verb (used with object), invoked, invoking. 1. to call for with earnest desire; make supplication or pray for: to invoke God’s mercy. 2. to call on (a deity, Muse, etc.), as in prayer or supplication. 3. to declare to be binding or in effect: to invoke the law; to invoke a veto. 4. to appeal […]
[ree-in-duhs-tree-uh-lahyz] /ˌri ɪnˈdʌs tri əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), reindustrialized, reindustrializing. 1. to subject to reindustrialization. verb (used without object), reindustrialized, reindustrializing. 2. to undergo reindustrialization.
[ree-in-duhs-tree-uh-li-zey-shuh n] /ˌri ɪnˌdʌs tri ə lɪˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the revitalization of an industry or industrial society through government aid and tax incentives, modernization of factories and machinery, etc.
verb (used with object), involved, involving. 1. to include as a necessary circumstance, condition, or consequence; imply; entail: This job involves long hours and hard work. 2. to engage or employ. 3. to affect, as something within the scope of operation. 4. to include, contain, or comprehend within itself or its scope. 5. to bring […]