Incite vs. Invite

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  • Incite (verb)

    To stir up or excite; to rouse or goad into action.

    “The judge was told by the accused that his friends had incited him to commit the crime.”

  • Invite (verb)

    To ask for the presence or participation of someone or something.

    “We invited our friends round for dinner.”

  • Invite (verb)

    To request formally.

    “I invite you all to be seated.”

  • Invite (verb)

    To encourage.

    “I always invite criticism of my definitions.”

    “Wearing that skimpy dress, you are bound to invite attention.”

  • Invite (verb)

    To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.

  • Invite (noun)

    An invitation.

  • Incite (verb)

    encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behaviour)

    “they conspired to incite riots”

  • Incite (verb)

    urge or persuade (someone) to act in a violent or unlawful way

    “he incited loyal subjects to rebellion”

  • Invite (verb)

    make a polite, formal, or friendly request to (someone) to go somewhere or to do something

    “she invited Patrick to sit down”

    “we were invited to a dinner at the Embassy”

  • Invite (verb)

    make a formal or polite request for (something) from someone

    “applications are invited for the post of Director”

  • Invite (verb)

    (of an action or situation) tend to elicit (a particular reaction or response) or to tempt (someone) to do something

    “his use of the word did little but invite criticism”

  • Invite (noun)

    an invitation

    “no one turns down an invite to one of Mickey’s parties”

Oxford Dictionary

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