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inviting

adjective

1 inviting

Attractive and tempting.

Roget 615: impulsive, motive; suasive, suasory, persuasive, persuasory, hortative, hortatory; protreptical; inviting, tempting, etc. v.; suasive, ... show more

Roget 829: causing pleasure etc. v.; laetificant; pleasure-giving, pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable; agreeable; grateful, gratifying; leef, lief, acceptable; ... show more

Dutch: aanlokkelijk




Moby thesaurus: admissible, admissive, admissory, alluring, appealing, appetizing, attractive, beckoning, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, challenging, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come-hither, coquettish ... show more.

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invite

noun

1 invite

A colloquial expression for invitation.

Dutch: inviteren, uitnodigen, uitnodiging

verb

1 invite

Increase the likelihood of:
— Invite criticism.

synonym: ask for.

2 invite

Invite someone to one's house:
— Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?.

synonyms: ask over, ask round.

Dutch: inviteren, noden, nodigen, uitnodigen

3 invite

Give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting.

synonym: tempt.

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Dutch: verleiden, verlokken

4 invite

Ask someone in a friendly way to do something.

synonym: bid.

Roget 763: offer, proffer, present, tender; bid; propose, move; make a motion, make advances; start; invite, hold out, place in one's way, put forward.    ... show more

5 invite

Have as a guest:
— I invited them to a restaurant.

synonym: pay for.

6 invite

Ask to enter:
— We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee.

synonym: ask in.

Dutch: inviteren, noden, nodigen, uitnodigen, vragen

7 invite

Request the participation or presence of:
— The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference.

synonym: call for.

Roget 765: request, ask; beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask; beg leave, beg a boon; ... show more

Dutch: laden, nodigen, uitnodigen, vragen

8 invite

Express willingness to have in one's home or environs.

synonyms: receive, take in.

Dutch: uitnodigen


Moby thesaurus: abet, acquire, affect the interest, aid and abet, appeal, ask, ask for, attract, be attractive, be responsible for, beckon, bid, bid come, biddance, bidding, bring down, bring on, bring upon, call, call in ... show more.

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