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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invoke  \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 
  {Invocate}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  invoke 
  v  1:  evoke  or  call  forth:  "raise  the  specter  of  unemployment"; 
  "he  conjured  wild  birds  in  the  air";  "stir  a 
  disturbance"  [syn:  {raise},  {conjure},  {conjure  up},  {stir}, 
  {call  down},  {arouse},  {bring  up},  {put  forward},  {call 
  forth}] 
  2:  cite  as  an  authority:  "He  invoked  the  law  that  would  save 
  him";  "I  appealed  to  the  law  of  1900"  [syn:  {appeal}] 




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