誘う vs 招待

  • SoLaTiDoberman

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    Japanese
    1. 誘う(invite) is a verb, while 招待(invitation) is a noun.

    2. 招待する (invite), 誘惑する(seduce) and 誘う (invite, seduce) are verbs. However, 誘う is used more widely, and colloquially. It is a more fundamental word.
    The object of 招待する is a party or a ceremony, which is formal.
    招待する and 誘惑する are formal words.
    Whereas, 誘う can be used for a wider variety of words.
    For example, 飲みに誘う, ベッドに誘う, その宗教に誘う, 悪の道に誘う, お茶会に誘う etc.
     
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