invite verb

1 ask sb to do sth

ADV. formally, officially | cordially, kindly, warmly You are cordially invited to attend the annual parish meeting. She very kindly invited me to lunch. | personally | along, around/round/over, back, in, out They've invited us over for a drink.

PREP. into As a child I was allowed to play in the garden at the Manor, but I never got invited into the house. | for Let's invite them all for dinner. | to Thank you for inviting me to the meeting.

2 encourage sth

ADV. positively The hype and fervour surrounding the event positively invited scepticism.

VERB + INVITE seem to The film seems to invite comparison with ‘The Italian Job’.