1. To ask someone in a friendly way to do something; SYN. bid.
2. To ask to enter; SYN. ask in.
3. To have as a guest; SYN. pay for.
4. To increase the likelihood of; SYN. ask for.
5. To invite someone to one's house; SYN. ask over, ask round.
6. To request the participation or presence of; SYN. call for.