invite (

     n : a colloquial expression for invitation; "he didn't get no
         invite to the party"
     v 1: increase the likelihood of; "ask for trouble"; "invite
          criticism" [syn: ask for]
     2: invite someone to one's house; "Can I invite you for dinner
        on Sunday night?" [syn: ask over, ask round]
     3: give rise to a desire [syn: tempt]
     4: ask someone in a friendly way to do something [syn: bid]
     5: have as a guest; "I invited them to a restaurant" [syn: {pay
     6: ask to enter; "We invited the neighbors in for a cup of
        coffee" [syn: ask in]
     7: request the participation or presence of; "The organizers
        invite submissions of papers for the conference" [syn: {call
     8: express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The
        community warmly received the refugees" [syn: receive, {take