[ in-vuh-keyt ]
/ ˈɪn vəˌkeɪt /

verb (used with object), in·vo·cat·ed, in·vo·cat·ing. Archaic.

Origin of invocate

1520–30; < Latin invocātus (past participle of invocāre to call upon, invoke), equivalent to in- in-2 + vocā(re) to call + -tus past participle suffix

Related forms

in·voc·a·tive [in-vok-uh-tiv, in-vuh-key-] /ɪnˈvɒk ə tɪv, ˈɪn vəˌkeɪ-/, adjectivein·vo·ca·tor, nounun·in·voc·a·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for invocate

  • Do you invocate the blessed Mary and the saints, and trust to their merits and intercession?

    One Snowy Night|Emily Sarah Holt

British Dictionary definitions for invocate


/ (ˈɪnvəˌkeɪt) /


an archaic word for invoke

Derived Forms

invocative (ɪnˈvɒkətɪv), adjectiveinvocator, noun
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