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Definition of INVOKE

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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. [1913 Webster]

           Go, my dread lord, to your great grandsire's tomb, . .
           .
           Invoke his warlike spirit.               --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "invoke":
     accost, address, adjure, apostrophize, appeal, appeal to, approach, beg, beseech, bespeak, bid come, buttonhole, call, call away, call back, call for, call for help, call forth, call in, call on, call out, call to, call together, call up, call up spirits, call upon, cite, clamor for, commune with God, conjure, conjure up, conjure up spirits, convene, convoke, crave, cross-refer, cross-reference, cry for, cry on, cry to, demand, direct attention to, effect, entreat, evoke, give thanks, greet, hail, halloo, impetrate, implement, implore, importune, imprecate, indent, kneel to, make a cross-reference, make reference to, make supplication, muster, muster up, obtest, offer a prayer, order up, page, petition, plead, plead for, pray, pray over, preconize, raise, raise ghosts, recall, recite the rosary, refer to, reference, requisition, return thanks, run to, salute, say grace, send after, send for, serve, speak, speak fair, speak to, subpoena, summon, summon forth, summon spirits, summon up, summons, supplicate, take aside, talk to


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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