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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
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) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by
magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured
wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the
mountain" [syn: raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke,
evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put
forward, call forth]
2: 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" [syn: invoke, appeal]
3: request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or
protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in
times of trouble" [syn: appeal, invoke]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
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
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