HyperDic: invoke

English > 3 senses of the word invoke:
VERBcreationinvoke, raise, conjure, conjure up, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forthsummon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
communicationinvoke, appealcite as an authority
communicationinvoke, appealrequest earnestly (something from somebody)
invoke > pronunciation
Soundsihnvow'k
Rhymesartichoke ... yolk: 36 rhymes with owk...
English > invoke: 3 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningSummon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsraise, conjure, conjure up, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
NarrowerblessGive a benediction to
curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledictwish harm upon
Broadercall up, summonCause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively
Similar toprovoke, evoke, call forth, kick upEvoke or provoke to appear or occur
Spanishagitar, conjurar, despertar, evocar, exponer, invitar, invocar, llamar, recaudar, remover, revolver, traer
Catalaninvocar
Nounsinvocationcalling up a spirit or devil
invocationan incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil
English > invoke: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningcite as an authority; resort to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "He invoked the law that would save him"
  • "She invoked an ancient law"
Synonymappeal
Broadermention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refermake reference to
Spanishapelar, invocar
Catalaninvocar
English > invoke: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningrequest earnestly (something from somebody) ; ask for aid or protection.
PatternSomething ----s to somebody
Example "Invoke God in times of trouble"
Synonymappeal
Narrowercall on, turnHave recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
pleadappeal or request earnestly
Broaderrequest, ask for, bespeak, call for, questExpress the need or desire for
Spanishrequerir
Catalanrequerir
Nounsinvocationthe act of appealing for help
invocationa prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service

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