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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!
See also: invite, over

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.
See also: invite, out

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!
See also: invite, to

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.
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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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, over

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.
See also: invite, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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ITV royal editor Chris Ship said he had seen the invites, writing on Twitter: "Unlike most other weddings, Harry and Meghan are inviting only one half of couples.
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In the beauties of nature, God invites our awe and admiration; in the calamities of nature, God invites our trust.
Other lucky recipients of invites include William's ex-girlfriends Jecca Craig and Olivia Hunt and Middleton's ex-boyfriend Rupert Finch, newspapers said.
THE Obamas will visit the UK in May - casting doubt on an invite to the royal wedding.
And the move has stung Monty, who failed to qualify, and was overlooked for an invite, with the 44-year-old believing the invites have been given out solely to boost TV audiences in Asia.
ANGRY Andrew Oldcorn reckons he's the victim of a carve up between European Tour bosses and megabucks management companies that's denying him invites to tournaments.
Blue Cross Tea Party invites and fund-raising ideas are available from the charity's website.
During the liaison meeting, the Institute invites a discussion of Treasury's involvement in potential guidance on this issue.
The LWVUS invites all members to join fellow Leaguers from 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Hong Kong to celebrate 86 remarkable years of League achievements and chart the course for the next biennium of League programs.
It might seem like invites and dimmed lights are all you need when you're in the mood to make merry, but for maximum shindig success, serious planning is essential.
He's already had a string of potential buyers - as well as offers of more invites from other guests who can't stand the bride.