1 ask sb to do sth
ADV. formally, officially | cordially, kindly, warmly You are cordially invited to attend the annual parish meeting. She very kindly invited me to lunch. | personally | along, around/round/over, back, in, out They've invited us over for a drink.
PREP. into As a child I was allowed to play in the garden at the Manor, but I never got invited into the house. | for Let's invite them all for dinner. | to Thank you for inviting me to the meeting.
2 encourage sth
ADV. positively The hype and fervour surrounding the event positively invited scepticism.
VERB + INVITE seem to The film seems to invite comparison with ‘The Italian Job’.