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invoke

in·voke

invoke

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn vok
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: invoked, invokes, invoking
definition 1: to call out to (a god, muse, or the like) for help, support, protection, or inspiration.
The ancient Spartans invoked the god of war before going into battle.
 
similar words:
call, pray, supplicate
definition 2: to ask for earnestly, as in prayer; solicit.
The priest invoked God's blessing on the congregation.
similar words:
appeal, beseech, pray, supplicate
definition 3: to appeal or refer to as an authority, for support or justification.
He invoked his Fifth Amendment right to counsel.
antonyms:
lift
similar words:
appeal, cite
definition 4: to call forth or summon (a spirit) with an incantation; conjure.
similar words:
conjure, evoke
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derivations: invocable (adj.), invoker (n.)
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