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invocation

in·vo·ca·tion

invocation

 
 
pronunciation:
In v keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of invoking, esp. of calling out to a god, muse, or the like, for help, support, or inspiration.
Upon the minister's invocation, she believed she felt the presence of God more strongly than ever before.
similar words:
prayer
definition 2: a formal prayer, esp. one said at the beginning of a church service or public ceremony.
similar words:
prayer
definition 3: any earnest appeal or entreaty, as for inspiration.
similar words:
prayer
definition 4: a formula used for calling forth spirits or conjuring; incantation.
similar words:
magic
derivations: invocational (adj.), invocatory (adj.)
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