invitation

invitation
[[t]ɪ̱nvɪte͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]
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1) N-COUNT: oft N to-inf, N to n An invitation is a written or spoken request to come to an event such as a party, a meal, or a meeting.

...an invitation to lunch...

The Syrians have not yet accepted an invitation to attend...

He's understood to be there at the personal invitation of President Daniel Arap Moi.

2) N-COUNT An invitation is the card or paper on which an invitation is written or printed.

Hundreds of invitations are being sent out this week.

...gold embossed invitation cards.

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3) N-SING: N to n If you believe that someone's action is likely to have a particular result, especially a bad one, you can refer to the action as an invitation to that result.

...a war that most liberal Democrats regarded as an invitation to disaster...

Don't leave your shopping on the back seat of your car - it's an open invitation to a thief.


English dictionary. 2008.

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