invite vs invitation : Common Errors in English

About invite vs invitation

“Invite” (accent on the second syllable) is perfectly standard as a verb: “Invite me to the birthday party and I’ll jump out of the cake.” But “invite” (accent on the first syllable) as a noun meaning “invitation” is less acceptable: “I got an invite to my ex-wife”s wedding.” Though this form has become extremely popular, even in fairly formal contexts, it is safer to use the traditional “invitation.”

invite Meaning(s)

  • (n) a colloquial expression for invitation
  • (v) increase the likelihood of
  • (v) invite someone to one's house
  • (v) give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
  • (v) ask someone in a friendly way to do something
  • (v) have as a guest
  • (v) ask to enter
  • (v) request the participation or presence of
  • (v) express willingness to have in one's home or environs

invitation Meaning(s)

  • (n) a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
  • (n) a tempting allurement

invite in News

  1. The 60 greatest TV families of all time

    Family ties bind us. We invite TV dynasties into the middle of our full houses (upstairs, downstairs) for happy days and good times. More >> Family ties bind us. We invite TV dynasties into the middle of our full houses (upstairs, downstairs) for happy days and good times.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WFMJ Youngstown

  2. Raiders @ Green River Invite this weekend

    Green River Invite schedule
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Riverton Radio

  3. TaxConnex and Business Licenses, LLC Invite Sales Tax and Licensing Professionals to a Webinar - “Sales Tax and ...

    TaxConnex and Business Licenses, LLC Invite Sales Tax and Licensing Professionals to a Webinar on June 20. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10808984.htm
    on June 10, 2013 Source: PRWeb

invitation in News

  1. President invites gay Lansing dads to White House for Father's Day

    The invitation that arrived last week from the White House social secretary came across as something more than an honor.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. HTC sends out Butterfly S and Desire 600 launch invitation in Taiwan

    According to an invitation we received earlier today, HTC and Taiwanese carrier Chunghwa Telecom will be holding a joint event on June 19th to launch two devices locally: the already announced 4.5-inch, BoomSound-enabled Desire 600 , along with a new Butterfly S. While no specs are mentioned here for the latter phone, our usually reliable friends over at ePrice received a tip last month on what ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Engadget

  3. Media Invitation - CIBC to celebrate the grand opening of new Crown Isle branch

    Media Invitation - CIBC to celebrate the grand opening of new Crown Isle branch
    on June 8, 2013 Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

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