invitation ( invitations plural )
1 n-count An invitation is a written or spoken request to come to an event such as a party, a meal, or a meeting.
oft N to-inf, N to n
...an invitation to lunch..., 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.
3 n-sing 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.
N to n
Don't leave your shopping on the back seat of your car<endash>it's an open invitation to a thief.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 asking, begging, bidding, call, invite (informal) request, solicitation, summons, supplication
2 allurement, challenge, come-on (informal) coquetry, enticement, glad eye (informal) incitement, inducement, open door, overture, provocation, temptation
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