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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 formsin·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. 2018

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Historical Examples of 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


  1. an archaic word for invoke
Derived Formsinvocative (ɪnˈvɒkətɪv), adjectiveinvocator, noun
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