An example of to invoke is to use city code to argue a disagreement with a policeman.
To invoke an article of the UN Charter.
To invoke aid.
Invoked the help of a passing motorist.
An example of to invoke is a charity group asking for money.
An example of invoke is trying to contact someone who died.
Blasphemy is taboo as it may invoke divine wrath.
Interactive programs let the users enter choices and invoke the corresponding routines.
Origin of invoke
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English invoken, from Middle French invoquer (=modern French), from Latin invocare (“to call upon”), itself from in- + vocare 'to call'