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Verb: invoke  in'vowk
  1. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    "invoke the spectre of unemployment";
    - raise, conjure, conjure up, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
     
  2. Cite as an authority; resort to
    "He invoked the law that would save him"; "She invoked an ancient law";
    - appeal
     
  3. Request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
    "Invoke God in times of trouble";
    - appeal

Derived forms: invoking, invoked, invokes

Type of: advert, ask for, bespeak, bring up, call for, call up, cite, mention, name, quest, refer, request, summon

Encyclopedia: Invoke