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Meaning of INVOKE

Pronunciation:  in'vowk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
  2. [v]  cite as an authority; resort to; "He invoked the law that would save him"; "I appealed to the law of 1900"; "She invoked an ancient law"
  3. [v]  evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"

INVOKE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: appeal, arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, put forward, raise, stir
 See Also: advert, bespeak, bring up, call for, call on, cite, create, make, mention, name, plead, quest, refer, request, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*voke"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invoked}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Invoking}.] [F. invoquer, L. invocare; pref. in- in, on +
vocare to call, fr. vox voice. See {Voice}, and cf.
To call on for aid or protection; to invite earnestly or
solemnly; to summon; to address in prayer; to solicit or
demand by invocation; to implore; as, to invoke the Supreme
Being, or to invoke His and blessing.

      Go, my dread lord, to your great grandsire's tomb, . .
      . Invoke his warlike spirit.             --Shak.

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