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invoke in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinvokein‧voke /ɪnˈvəʊk $ -ˈvoʊk/ AWL verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 1 if you invoke a law, rule etc, you say that you are doing something because the law allows or forces you to 🔊 The UN threatened to invoke economic sanctions if the talks were broken off.2 APPEARto make a particular idea, image, or feeling appear in people’s minds by describing an event or situation, or by talking about a personevoke 🔊 a painting that invokes images of the Rocky Mountains 🔊 During his speech, he invoked the memory of Harry Truman.3 SCLPto use a law, principle, or theory to support your views4 to operate a computer program5 RRHELPto ask for help from someone more powerful than you, especially a god 🔊 St. Genevieve is often invoked against plagues.6 ROMto make spirits appear by using magic 🔊 invoking the spirits of their ancestors→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
invokeRev. Moran invoked a blessing.I invoked all the Lord Cardinal's power to organise a search for you.Judge Pregerson, in his dissent, invoked an individual's right to be left alone.Fole and the others help him complete his designs, and subsequently assist in invoking the spirits.