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  1. invoke

    • IPA[ɪnˈvəʊk]


    • v.
      call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration.;summon (a spirit) by charms or incantation.
    • verb: invoke, 3rd person present: invokes, gerund or present participle: invoking, past tense: invoked, past participle: invoked

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    • IPA[inˈvōk]


    • v.
      cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an ... the antiquated defense of insanity is rarely invoked today

    Oxford American Dictionary