Textual thesaurus for "invite"

(verb) bid

ask someone in a friendly way to do something

(verb) call for

request the participation or presence of

The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference

(verb) ask in

ask to enter

We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee

(verb) take in, receive

express willingness to have in one's home or environs

The community warmly received the refugees

(verb) ask for

increase the likelihood of

ask for trouble; invite criticism

(verb) tempt

give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting

the window displays tempted the shoppers

(verb) ask over, ask round

invite someone to one's house

Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?

(verb) pay for

have as a guest

I invited them to a restaurant