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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·voke /ɪnˈvok/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·voke v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invoked p. pr. & vb. n. Invoking.]  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.
 Go, my dread lord, to your great grandsire's tomb, . . .
 Invoke his warlike spirit.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the
           specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the
           air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from
           the mountain" [syn: raise, conjure, conjure up, evoke,
            stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward,
            call forth]
      2: cite as an authority; resort to; "He invoked the law that
         would save him"; "I appealed to the law of 1900"; "She
         invoked an ancient law" [syn: appeal]
      3: request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or
         protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in
         times of trouble" [syn: appeal]