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Main Entry: 1in·vite
Pronunciation: in-'vIt
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): in·vit·ed; in·vit·ing
Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French inviter, from Latin invitare
Date: 1533
1 a : to offer an incentive or inducement to : ENTICE b : to increase the likelihood of <invite trouble>
2 a : to request the presence or participation of <invited us to dinner> b : to request formally c : to urge politely : WELCOME <invite comments>
- in·vit·er noun
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\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision

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