Invoke - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈvoʊk|  American pronunciation of the word invoke
Brit.  |ɪnˈvəʊk|  British pronunciation of the word invoke
- summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic (syn: arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, evoke, put forward, raise, stir)
- cite as an authority; resort to (syn: appeal)
He invoked the law that would save him
She invoked an ancient law
- request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection (syn: appeal)

Examples

He invoked the memory of his predecessor.

She invoked history to prove her point.

He invoked his Fifth Amendment privileges.

The suspect invoked his right to an attorney.

invoke the authority of the court

The UN threatened to invoke economic sanctions if the talks were broken off.

During his speech, he invoked the memory of Harry Truman.

St. Genevieve is often invoked against plagues.

He invoked the law that would save him

She invoked an ancient law

I invoke Heaven and men to evidence my truth.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: invoke
he/she/it: invokes
present participle: invoking
past tense: invoked
past participle: invoked
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