Middle English Dictionary Entry

lāthen v.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) To invite (sb. to one's house, to a place); give or issue an invitation; fig. invite (sb. into or out of a state or condition); (b) to invite (sb. to a feast, to a meal); invite (sb. to eat or drink); invite (sb.); (c) to summon (sb.); (d) to urge (sb. to do sth.); incite (sb. to sinfulness), urge (the heart toward slavery); urge or try to rouse (sb.).