invoke ( invokes 3rd person present) ( invoking present participle) ( invoked past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you invoke a law, you state that you are taking a particular action because that law allows or tells you to.
The judge invoked an international law that protects refugees. V n
2 verb If you invoke something such as a principle, a saying, or a famous person, you refer to them in order to support your argument.
He invoked memories of Britain's near-disastrous disarmament in the 1930s... V n
3 verb If something such as a piece of music invokes a feeling or an image, it causes someone to have the feeling or to see the image. Many people consider this use to be incorrect.
The music invoked the wide open spaces of the prairies. V n
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1 adjure, appeal to, beg, beseech, call upon, conjure, entreat, implore, petition, pray, solicit, supplicate
2 apply, call in, have recourse to, implement, initiate, put into effect, resort to, use
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