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invite (one or oneself) over (for something)
1. For someone to offer one entrance to the place where they live. Mom, can I invite some friends over? I already invited Kelly over for dinner tonight—do you want to come too?
2. To visit the place where one lives despite not having been invited. Usually conveys a sense of intrusion. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "invite" and "to." Can you believe Jeanne just invited herself over and stayed for three hours? So annoying!
invite (one) out
To ask one to go on a date. Bill still hasn't invited me out—maybe he doesn't have romantic feelings for me after all.
invite (someone or oneself) to (something)
1. To offer someone the opportunity to attend something. Amber invited me to her party, but I already have plans that day, unfortunately.
2. To attend something despite not having been invited by the host. Usually conveys a sense of intrusion. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "invite" and "to." Of course I didn't invite Kelly—she invited herself to the mall with us!
invite (someone) in
To offer someone entrance to some place. Is that Dave and Jean I hear? Invite them in, I'll be down in a minute! Oh, your mother invited us in—I hope that's all right.
See also: invite
invite (someone) into (some place)
To offer someone entrance to some place. Molly invited us into her new house, and let me tell you, it's quite lovely.
See also: invite
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
invite someone into some placeand 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!
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?
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.