verb (used with object), in·voked, in·vok·ing.
Origin of invoke
Examples from the Web for invoke
Before you invoke images of a nation enjoying more indolence than industry, there is an uncomfortable statistic to digest.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder|Clive Irving|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alas, I must invoke Marx, because it is a question of limited resources.
Do I, a law professor, get to invoke the privilege when I write a piece for The Daily Beast?
Does a personal blogger writing on Facebook get to invoke the privilege?
The conservative line on Bridgegate is to invoke Benghazi or the IRS scandal, but that doesn't make any sense.
It is useless to invoke the gods for his success, and it is not worth while, he added, with a faint smile.Christ Legends|Selma Lagerlf
He could not invoke the friendship of the Third Estate, for as yet none existed.The Holy Roman Empire|James Bryce
It is not surprising, therefore, to find the sectaries soon again driven to invoke the protection of the king.The Emancipation of Massachusetts|Brooks Adams
She had asked Peggy to invoke the compassion and aid of the other girls and to do what she could for Yvonne herself.The Campfire Girls on the Field of Honor|Margaret Vandercook
I trust thou dost—and not as I have heard That worldlings do, invoke them in mere blasphemy.Ant.Olla Podrida|Frederick Marryat