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invite someone into some place

 and invite someone in
to bid or request someone to enter a place. Don't leave Dan out there in the rain. Invite him into the house! Oh, do invite in the children!
See also: invite, place

invite someone out

to ask someone out on a date. I would love to invite you out sometime. If I did, would you go? Has he ever invited out a girl on a date?
See also: invite, out

invite someone over (for something)

to bid or request someone to come to one's house for something, such as a meal, party, chat, cards, etc. Let's invite Tony and Nick over for dinner. Let's invite over some new people.
See also: invite

invite someone to something

to bid or request someone to come to an event. Shall we invite Sally to the party? I didn't invite her. She invited herself to this affair.
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References in classic literature ?
So I thought I ought to invite them, as you weren't there to do it for yourself, and you told me to represent the family.
They know that I am intimate with you -- that you are, in fact; one of the oldest of my Parisian acquaintances -- and they will not find you at my house; they will certainly ask me why I did not invite you.
At all events, I could not guess that you would invite me to dinner.
Therefore, I invite you to be my guests at dinner, and to attend the theater afterward and sit in the royal box.
If I see Ozma I'll ask her to invite you," she replied.
In America, and (as I hear) on the continent of Europe also, when your host invites you to dine at a given hour, you pay him the compliment of arriving punctually at his house.
I mean to say that objects of sense are of two kinds; some of them do not invite thought because the sense is an adequate judge of them; while in the case of other objects sense is so untrustworthy that further enquiry is imperatively demanded.
This was what I meant when I spoke of impressions which invited the intellect, or the reverse--those which are simultaneous with opposite impressions, invite thought; those which are not simultaneous do not.
And therefore, I said, as we might expect, there is nothing here which invites or excites intelligence.
Indeed, you may invite your friends to tomorrow's party.
That day, he went straight to his friend's house to invite him to the party, but Lamp-Wick was not at home.
If you have evening parties, invite everyone, don't pick out the possible suitors.
He had decided as a first step in the following up of this matter to invite Bill down to Elizabeth's farm, and the thought occurred to him that this had better be done to-night, for he knew by experience that on the morning after these little jaunts he was seldom in the mood to seek people out and invite them to go anywhere.
That road open to enterprise and courage invites the explorer of coasts to new efforts towards the fulfilment of great expectations.
So she invites her father and sister to a second day's dinner (if those sides, or ontrys, as she calls 'em, weren't served yesterday, I'm d--d), and to meet City folks and littery men, and keeps the Earls and the Ladies, and the Honourables to herself.