HyperDic: invocation

English > 4 senses of the word invocation:
NOUNcommunicationinvocation, supplicationa prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
communicationinvocationan incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil
cognitioninvocation, conjuring, conjuration, conjurycalling up a spirit or devil
actinvocationthe act of appealing for help
invocation > pronunciation
Soundsih.nvahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > invocation: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service.
Synonymsupplication
Part ofservice, religious service, divine serviceThe act of public worship following prescribed rules
NarrowerrogationA solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church
Broaderprayer, petition, orisonreverent petition to a deity
Spanishinvocación, súplica
Catalaninvocació
Verbsinvokerequest earnestly (something from somebody)
English > invocation: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil.
Broaderincantation, conjurationA ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
Verbsinvokesummon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
English > invocation: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaningcalling up a spirit or devil.
Synonymsconjuring, conjuration, conjury
Narrowerevocation, summoningcalling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
Broadermagic, thaumaturgyAny art that invokes supernatural powers
Spanishconjuro, encantamiento
Catalanconjur, encantament
Verbsinvokesummon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
English > invocation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of appealing for help.
Broaderimplementation, effectuationThe act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something)
Spanishinvocación
Catalaninvocació
Verbsinvokerequest earnestly (something from somebody)

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