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Verb (transitive)


Verb invoke has 3 senses


invokev. t. [F. invoquer, L. invocare; pref. in- in, on + vocare to call, fr. vox voice. See Voice, and cf. Invocate.].
     To call on for aid or protection; to invite earnestly or solemnly; to summon; to address in prayer; to solicit or demand by invocation; to implore; as, to invoke the Supreme Being, or to invoke His and blessing.  [1913 Webster]
    "Go, my dread lord, to your great grandsire's tomb, . . .
    Invoke his warlike spirit.
    "  [1913 Webster]


invoke, v.tr.
1 call on (a deity etc.) in prayer or as a witness.
2 appeal to (the law, a person's authority, etc.).
3 summon (a spirit) by charms.
4 ask earnestly for (vengeance, help, etc.).

invocable adj. invoker n.
F invoquer f. L invocare (as IN-(2), vocare call)



accost, address, adjure, apostrophize, appeal, appeal to, approach, beg, beseech, bespeak, bid come, buttonhole, call, call away, call back, call for, call for help, call forth, call in, call on, call out, call to, call together, call up, call up spirits, call upon, cite, clamor for, commune with God, conjure, conjure up, conjure up spirits, convene, convoke, crave, cross-refer, cross-reference, cry for, cry on, cry to, demand, direct attention to, effect, entreat, evoke, give thanks, greet, hail, halloo, impetrate, implement, implore, importune, imprecate, indent, kneel to, make a cross-reference, make reference to, make supplication, muster, muster up, obtest, offer a prayer, order up, page, petition, plead, plead for, pray, pray over, preconize, raise, raise ghosts, recall, recite the rosary, refer to, reference, requisition, return thanks, run to, salute, say grace, send after, send for, serve, speak, speak fair, speak to, subpoena, summon, summon forth, summon spirits, summon up, summons, supplicate, take aside, talk to




VB speak to, address, accost, make up to, apostrophize, appeal to, invoke, ball, salute, call to, halloo, take aside, take by the button, talk to in private, lecture, Int, soho!, halloo!, hey!, hist!.


VB request, ask, beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask, beg leave, beg a boon, apply to, call to, put to, call upon, call for, make a request, address a request, prefer a request, put up a request, make a prayer, address a prayer, prefer a prayer, put up a prayer, make a petition, address a petition, prefer a petition, put up a petition, make application, make a requisition, ask trouble, ask one for, claim, offer up prayers, whistle for, beg hard, entreat, beseech, plead, supplicate, implore, conjure, adjure, obtest, cry to, kneel to, appeal to, invoke, evoke, impetrate, imprecate, ply, press, urge, beset, importune, dun, tax, clamor for, cry aloud, cry for help, fall on one's knees, throw oneself at the feet of, come down on one's marrowbones, beg from door to door, send the hat round, go a begging, mendicate, mump, cadge, beg one's bread, dance attendance on, besiege, knock at the door, bespeak, canvass, tout, make interest, court, seek, bid for, publish the banns.


VB worship, lift up the heart, aspire, revere, adore, do service, pay homage, humble oneself, kneel, bow the knee, bend the knee, fall down, fall on one's knees, prostrate oneself, bow down and worship, pray, invoke, supplicate, put up, offer up prayers, offer petitions, beseech, say one's prayers, tell one's beads, return thanks, give thanks, say grace, bless, praise, laud, glorify, magnify, sing praises, give benediction, lead the choir, intone, deacon, deacon off propitiate, offer sacrifice, fast, deny oneself, vow, offer vows, give alms, work out one's salvation, go to church, attend service, attend mass, communicate.

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