Translation of invite in Spanish:


invitar, v.

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvaɪt//ɪnˈvʌɪt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    to invite sb ( to sth) invitar a algn ( a algo)
    • to invite sb to + inf invitar a algn a + inf / a que + subj
    • have you been invited to their house? ¿te han invitado a su casa?
    • I've invited her to / for dinner la he invitado a cenar
    • he was invited for interview lo citaron para una entrevista
    • to invite sb over for dinner invitar a algn a cenar (en casa)
    • to invite sb in/out invitar a algn a pasar/a salir
    • they invited him to (attend) the meeting lo invitaron (a asistir / a que asistiera) a la reunión
  • 2

    • 2.1(request politely)

      to invite sb to + inf invitar a algn a + inf / a que + subj
      • he was invited to take a seat lo invitaron a sentarse / a que se sentara
      • The Custom House Artists Studios are now inviting artists to apply for studio spaces to commence next year.
      • There is essentially a new filter in the application process, because the Government is inviting people to apply.
      • For the first time, virtually every candidate has their own Internet website and is inviting voters to email questions.
      • Next week they'll have an interview with Pantano, and they're inviting readers to submit questions.
      • Voters in Rochford and Southend East have received unsolicited letters inviting them to apply to be a postal voter.
      • We have a formal where we invite every alum whose ever been through to come back.
      • Later in the year, the Revenue will begin writing to people who are currently receiving one of the existing tax credits, inviting them to apply for the new ones.
      • In light of the recent statement from the IRA, we are inviting readers to pose questions for the parties regarding their response.
      • Balance, the Volume Editor hopes, has here been achieved by inviting contributors who apply both imagination and common sense to their material.
      • Gaveling the hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee to order, the chairman invites the attorney general to make his opening remarks.
      • Two days after the spill, Morral held a town meeting in a nearby school, inviting townspeople to ask questions.
      • In pleading guilty and inviting death by firing squad the narrator is at least making a stand.
      • A number of obstacles has led to delays in filling the post, but the union is now inviting applications from suitable candidates.
      • Due to maternity leave we are inviting applications for the post of Temporary Playgroup Assistant.
      • The Council is one of the first to set up commissioning bodies which invite groups to apply to provide services.
      • The site invites children to e-mail questions about the online crossword puzzles.
      • A handout of questions for small-group discussion invites conversations in small groups.
      • They are questions which we would invite your Lordship to certify as questions of general public importance.
      • We invite readers to put their questions so they can attend a question time session during his visit to the city.
      • This paper asks many questions and invites the listeners to question their own beliefs.

    • 2.2(call for)

      he invited questions from the audience invitó al público a que formulara preguntas
      • to invite tenders for a new airport llamar a un concurso / llamar a licitación para la construcción de un nuevo aeropuerto
      • applications are invited for … queda abierto el plazo para la presentación de solicitudes para …

  • 3

    you're inviting trouble te estás buscando problemas
    • it invites people to draw the wrong conclusions se presta a que la gente saque conclusiones erróneas
    • his work invites comparison with the classics su obra sugiere comparaciones con los clásicos
    • it invites doubts about her suitability for the post hace dudar sobre su idoneidad para el puesto


  • 1informal

    invitación feminine
    • After a few minutes of interrogation and searches, his tone changed, and we were invited to sit down.
    • I was once invited to help a group of people in a rehabilitation centre write and then perform a play.
    • He was invited to the Jubilee Centre, Bernice Street by a neighbour and dropped in unannounced.
    • So when he was invited to stage a new Swan Lake for Pennsylvania Ballet he admits he really enjoyed being his own man.
    • "To borrow someone's phrase - elections are not about inviting guests for meals.
    • She was invited to sit on the mat spread on the earthen floor, in front of the bench.
    • I will also be sending out emails, inviting various tech firms, thought leaders, and researchers to jump in.
    • So we were invited to watch one of the One Day internationals and then have a drink with the players afterwards in the bar.
    • We were invited to stay in people's houses, our bikes stabled with the oxen and sheep.
    • At the beginning of the week I was invited to do something with my friend in Barrie.
    • We were invited to interact with them or sit back and enjoy what they were sharing.
    • But I was invited to join some of my friends, and they will give me a ride home later.
    • During his extended stay he was invited to join a magical ceremony, where the music and dancing went on all night.
    • We had lunch out this afternoon and then this evening we were invited to supper at Andreas and Peppa's house.
    • You are invited to come along and have a cuppa, where you will meet old friends, and make new ones.
    • She also claimed that he organised meals and parties to which she was invited to network and meet people.
    • You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to the PostSecret project.
    • Quite a few years ago I was invited to spend a weekend with a friend of my sister's and a few buddies.
    • If you are invited to get involved as you probably will be, your help will be much appreciated.
    • I was invited to read some of it at School Assembly and after that my stutter went.
    • By 1865, to paint the circle of Manet and Fantin was to invite more criticism for the group.
    • Wood certainly does not intend to invite a dry, studious response.
    • Slavery depended on force, inviting the enslaved to answer with resistance.
    • This would invite or ignite horrible reaction in the Middle East.
    • In fact in some instances they may invite more criticism than praise.
    • I mean this is provocative statements that are inviting a counter reaction from the government, and now she got it.
    • The films he made look simple at first glance, yet already invite a more complicated response.
    • Watt's paintings of antique fabric especially invite such a variety of responses.
    • This situation invites the view that the evolution of higher taxes was driven by changes in single major genes that acted as switches between such alternate forms.
    • It invites the Court to make a punitive order as to costs against the ‘person’ whose conduct has been improper.
    • I don't often use my bell as it seems impatient and may invite further criticism
    • The case invites the Court to revisit the breadth of constitutionally protected privacy and the status of homosexuality in our legal system.
    • That is because too much predictability in the name of transparency weakens control by the gaming responses it invites.
    • Perhaps we should invite those who criticise and abuse with little provocation?
    • After a moment, David became more demanding, inviting more of a response from Carrie.
    • I didn't think to myself it would invite more criticism, which I definitely should have thought.
    • Piloting will provide a guide for rephrasing questions to invite a richer response.
    • But determining its place within a general taxonomy invites a further step.
    • Thus, consistent with Newton's famous law, lousy management invites an equal and opposing reaction.
    • They also possess a crisp beauty that invites an immediate retinal response, even if their content steers the viewer away from any purely formalist reading.