verb (used with object), in·voked, in·vok·ing.
Origin of invoke
Examples from the Web for invoked
That idea is often invoked in regards to the tricks memory plays, but I wonder how it might come into play in other ways.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More clumsily, fireworks stand in for the Big Bang and a potato and peas are invoked to explain relativity.
The juror is said to have invoked common sense in the face of the statutes as codified by the State of Illinois.
At one point Imagine Dragons and Lorde were invoked as examples of “a pretty good year for rock,” with a straight face.Butts, ‘Bang Bang’ & Beyoncé: The Craziest MTV Video Music Awards Moments|Kevin Fallon|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But by tying patient satisfaction to hospital and physician pay—the government has invoked the law of unintended consequences.
All those tribes, in going into battle, invoked his aid and blessing upon their arms.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
The oath is a solemn appeal to God, invoked as witness, that some statement made is true.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
Let not the acts of generosity and sacrifice which have triumphed on its fields be invoked in its defense.Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four.|William H. Elson
She invoked all the kami or gods together, from the mountains, rivers and plains to get their advice and help.Japanese Fairy World|William Elliot Griffis
Every morning at awakening, I invoked heaven's blessing upon you.
Word Origin for invoke
late 15c., from Middle French envoquer (12c.), from Latin invocare "call upon, implore," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + vocare "to call," related to vox (genitive vocis) "voice" (see voice (n.)). Related: Invoked; invoking.