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 for invite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Invite \In*vite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invited; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Inviting.] [L. invitare: cf. F. inviter. See Vie.]
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     1. To ask; to request; to bid; to summon; to ask to do some
        act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an entertainment
        or visit; to request the company of; as, to invite to
        dinner, or a wedding, or an excursion.
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              So many guests invite as here are writ. --Shak.
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              I invite his Grace of Castle Rackrent to reflect on
              this.                                 --Carlyle.
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     2. To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by
        pleasure or hope; to attract.
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              To inveigle and invite the unwary sense. --Milton.
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              Shady groves, that easy sleep invite. --Dryden.
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              There no delusive hope invites despair. --Cowper.
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     3. To give occasion for; as, to invite criticism.
  
     Syn: To solicit; bid; call; ask; summon; allure; attract;
          entice; persuade.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Invite \In*vite"\, v. i.
     To give invitation. --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  invite
      n 1: 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: invite, ask for]
      2: invite someone to one's house; "Can I invite you for dinner
         on Sunday night?" [syn: invite, ask over, ask round]
      3: give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; "the
         window displays tempted the shoppers" [syn: tempt,
         invite]
      4: ask someone in a friendly way to do something [syn: invite,
         bid]
      5: have as a guest; "I invited them to a restaurant" [syn:
         invite, pay for]
      6: ask to enter; "We invited the neighbors in for a cup of
         coffee" [syn: invite, ask in]
      7: request the participation or presence of; "The organizers
         invite submissions of papers for the conference" [syn:
         invite, call for]
      8: express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The
         community warmly received the refugees" [syn: receive,
         take in, invite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "invite":
     abet, acquire, affect the interest, aid and abet, appeal, ask,
     ask for, attract, be attractive, be responsible for, beckon, bid,
     bid come, biddance, bidding, bring down, bring on, bring upon,
     call, call in, calling, concern, contract, countenance, court,
     encourage, engage, engraved invitation, entice, excite,
     excite interest, fall in with, fall into, fascinate, feed, fetch,
     foster, gain, get, give encouragement, incur, interest, inveigle,
     invitation, involve in, issue an invitation, keep in countenance,
     lure, nourish, nurture, pique, provoke, run, solicit, stimulate,
     summon, summons, tantalize, tease, tempt, tickle, titillate,
     welcome, whet the appetite, woo
  
  

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