invite


invite
invite in‧vite [ɪnˈvaɪt] verb [transitive]
1. to offer someone the opportunity to do something:
invite somebody to do something

• Contractors will then be invited to tender for the work.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates.

• The country has invited bids from foreign firms to explore for oil and natural gas.

2. to ask someone to come to an event:
invite somebody to something

• I was not invited to the meeting.

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invite UK US /ɪnˈvaɪt/ verb [T]
to ask someone to go to an event: invite sb to sth »

She is a good person to invite to this conference.

invite sb for sth »

We are still looking at the candidates' CVs before deciding who to invite for interview.

to formally or politely ask for something: invite bids/offers/tenders »

He will invite bids for the world's first e-university.

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invite comments/questions/suggestions

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The chairman will invite debate and then move to a vote on it.

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Applications are invited for the post.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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