invitation


invitation
noun
ADJECTIVE
kind
formal
open, standing

We have an open invitation to use their weekend home whenever we like.

An unlocked door is an open invitation to any burglar. (figurative)

personal
special
dinner, party, shower (AmE), wedding

I got a baby shower invitation from a friend.

VERB + INVITATION
get, have, receive
accept, take sb up on, take up

We'd love to to take up your invitation to visit you some time.

decline (formal), refuse, turn down

I must sadly decline your generous invitation.

extend (formal), give (sb), issue, send, send out
INVITATION + NOUN
list (esp. AmE)

I'm on the invitation list.

card
PREPOSITION
at sb's invitation

He is here to give a concert at the invitation of the association.

by invitation

Membership of the club is by invitation only.

invitation from

We got a wedding invitation from Laura and Jennifer.

invitation to

Have you received your invitation to the exhibition?

The head extended an invitation to all parents to come and see the school.


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