invite vs invitation :

invite or 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.”

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  • n  a colloquial expression for invitation
    he didn't get no invite to the party
  • v  increase the likelihood of
    invite criticism
  • v  invite someone to one's house
    Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?
  • 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
    I invited them to a restaurant
  • v  ask to enter
    We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee
  • v  request the participation or presence of
    The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference
  • v  express willingness to have in one's home or environs

  • n  a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
    an invitation to lunch
    she threw the invitation away
  • n  a tempting allurement
    she was an invitation to trouble
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