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What does invoke mean?
Invoke means to intensely call for something or call on someone, especially as in a prayer to a god or higher power, as in The holy woman invoked God’s mercy in her prayers.
Invoke can also mean to call for help from someone (again, usually a god), as in The shamans invoked the gods to save them from the invading army.
Invoke may also refer to stating that something is in effect, like a law or rule, as in The police invoked the new littering law when they fined Demetri for tossing his soda bottle on the ground.
And invoke can mean to call or conjure a spirit or demon, as in The warlock invoked a group of infernal imps to do his evil bidding.
Example: The ritual is meant to invoke the wrath of the gods and bring misfortune to the people’s enemies.
Where does invoke come from?
The first records of the word invoke come from around 1480. It comes from the Latin invocāre, meaning “to call on.” The act of invoking involves calling on someone, usually a god, for help or aid.
The word invoke is most often used in terms of religion or the law. Often, we pray to make a request to a supreme being for something, such as forgiveness, help, or mercy.
In law, a legal act or rule is invoked, or declared, to make clear that is being applied to a situation. For example, Americans will commonly invoke the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution when they don’t want to give a testimony that they believe will incriminate themselves.
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What are some other forms related to invoke?
- invoker (noun)
- invocable (adjective)
- reinvoke (verb)
- uninvocable (adjective)
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How is invoke used in real life?
Invoke is most often used in reference to religion or laws.
I unite myself to the pain of the families of the students barbarically killed in #Kumba, #Cameroon. May God enlighten hearts, so that similar acts may never be repeated! I send my affection to the families and all Cameroon, and I invoke the comfort that only God can give.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 28, 2020
“Indeed, God showers His blessings upon the Prophet, and His angels pray for him. O believers! Invoke God’s blessings upon him, and salute him with worthy greetings of peace.” The Qur’an, Chapter 33, Verse 56
— Hamza A. Tzortzis (@HATzortzis) October 17, 2020
Kagame: The first thing the leader should be doing to find a way things can be done faster, and not finding reasons why things should not be done.
Many jump to invoke the law or procedures to justify bad service.
Laws are there to ease things not to complicate them.#Imihigo
— The New Times (Rwanda) (@NewTimesRwanda) October 30, 2020
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Is invoke used correctly in the following sentence?
Mighty Heracles invoked the god Zeus for the strength to defeat the wicked Hydra.
How to use invoke in a sentence
He invoked his trustworthiness as a pastor, narrated facts about the vaccine over the nursing home’s public announcement system and reminded staff that nothing had happened to him or the others who had been vaccinated.Most nursing home workers don’t want the vaccine. Here’s what facilities are doing about it.|Rachel Chason, Rebecca Tan, Jenna Portnoy, Erin Cox|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
Yet our country has failed to invoke the Defense Production Act to produce enough masks for health-care workers and other essential workers.
O’Connell is fond of invoking instincts in explaining how rituals unfold.In the animal kingdom, rituals that connect, renew and heal|Barbara King|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
If the case were moved to arbitration, the company could invoke immunity there as well, experts say.The Nursing Home Didn’t Send Her to the Hospital, and She Died|by Sean Campbell|January 8, 2021|ProPublica
In his victory speech, Warnock, 51, invoked Georgia’s history of racial oppression and voter suppression by hailing his vote from his mother.Ebenezer Baptist: MLK’s church makes new history with Warnock victory|DeNeen L. Brown|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
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?
Perhaps; but why do these films invoke Greek history at all, if they aim only at visual fantasy?‘300’ Is a Misleading, Muscle-Bound Travesty of Ancient History|James Romm|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I round the threshold wandering here,Vainly the tempest and the rain invoke,That they may keep my lady prisoner.The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi|Giacomo Leopardi
How far off and faint seem the years of that dead crime my brother would invoke for the punishment of this sweet soul!The Circular Study|Anna Katharine Green
Dan waited for him to invoke deity with the asthmatic wheeziness to which mirth reduced his vocal apparatus.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invoke his aid against the other.Key-Notes of American Liberty|Various
But what liberty can he invoke—he who has disavowed and injured all liberties?The Arena|Various