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Synonyms for invoke
ɪnˈvoʊkin·voke

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Wiktionary

  1. invokeverb

    Synonyms:
    invocate

  2. invokeverb

    To call upon (a person, especially a god) for help, assistance or guidance.

    Synonyms:
    invocate

  3. invokeverb

    To appeal for validation to a (notably cited) authority.

    In certain Christian circles invoking the Bible constitutes irrefutable proof.

    Synonyms:
    invocate

  4. invokeverb

    To conjure up with incantations.

    This satanist ritual invokes Beelzebub.

    Synonyms:
    invocate

  5. invokeverb

    To bring about as an inevitable consequence.

    Blasphemy is taboo as it may invoke divine wrath.

    Synonyms:
    invocate

  6. invokeverb

    To solicit, petition for, appeal to a favorable attitude.

    The envoy invoked the King of Kings's magnanimity to reduce his province's tribute after another draught.

    Synonyms:
    invocate

  7. invokeverb

    To cause (a program or subroutine) to execute.

    Interactive programs let the users enter choices and invoke the corresponding routines.

    Synonyms:
    invocate

  8. invokeverb

    Synonyms:
    execute, run, call

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. invoke

    To pray, in the religious sense, is devoutly to address the Supreme Being with reverent petition for divine grace or any favor or blessing, and in the fullest sense with thanksgiving and praise for the divine goodness and mercy; the once common use of the word to express any earnest request, as "I pray you to come in," is now rare, unless in writings molded on older literature, or in certain phrases, as "Pray sit down;" even in these "please" is more common; "I beg you" is also frequently used, as expressing a polite humility of request. Beseech and entreat express great earnestness of petition; implore and supplicate denote the utmost fervency and intensity, supplicate implying also humility. Compare ASK; PLEAD.

    Synonyms:
    ask, beg, beseech, bid, call upon, conjure, entreat, implore, importune, petition, plead, pray, request, supplicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. invoke

    Synonyms:
    summon, call, imprecate, conjure, invite, challenge, invocate, implore, beseech, appeal to

    Antonyms:
    deprecate, ignore, warn, inhibit, elude, defy, deter

Princeton's WordNet

  1. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forthverb

    summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

    "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"

    Synonyms:
    elevate, resurrect, nominate, reproof, entreat, chide, mention, enkindle, provoke, kindle, assert, refer, leaven, call forth, grow, submit, kick upstairs, reprimand, posit, suggest, stimulate, lift, heighten, beseech, upgrade, advert, put up, educe, kick up, chew out, fire, set up, name, trounce, bring up, awake, state, raise, wind up, recruit, farm, extract, excite, lecture, conjure, rouse, upraise, adjure, rag, appeal, awaken, shake, conjure up, dress down, wake, waken, shift, turn on, boot, enhance, remonstrate, budge, chew up, wake up, sex, advance, perk up, machinate, jaw, prove, rebuke, agitate, have words, evoke, lambast, conspire, rear, press, cite, draw out, stir, elicit, take to task, bawl out, nurture, parent, energize, berate, produce, erect, reboot, bid, levy, arouse, call on the carpet, touch, lambaste, brace, complot, energise, paint a picture, get up, cabal, scold, call down, shake up, promote, put forward, come alive

  2. invoke, appealverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    bring up, conjure up, stir, raise, evoke, attract, put forward, appeal, arouse, call down, call forth, conjure

  3. appeal, invokeverb

    request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

    "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"

    Synonyms:
    bring up, stir, arouse, raise, evoke, attract, put forward, appeal, conjure up, call down, call forth, conjure

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. invokeverb

    Synonyms:
    implore, supplicate, pray, entreat, beg, beseech, conjure, ADJURE, importune, solicit, call upon, pray to, appeal to, prefer a request to

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "invoke":

    invoking, rely, cite, plead, adduce, protest, invocation, claim

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How to use invoke in a sentence?

  1. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    Today Nato should invoke article 5 of our NATO agreement, which basically says an attack on an ally is an attack on us and an attack on all of the Western world, we as Americans must assert leadership and we need to stand shoulder to shoulder with France and the French people.

  2. Timothy Keller:

    Nearly 40 state constitutions have similar constitutional provisions that opponents of school choice have tried to invoke in the past to halt school choice programs in their tracks.

  3. Carrie Lam:

    The radical behavior of rioters took Hong Kong through a very dark night, leaving society today half-paralyzed, the extreme violence clearly illustrated that Hong Kong's public safety is widely endangered. That's the concrete reason that we had to invoke emergency law yesterday to introduce the anti-mask law.

  4. Maria Tam:

    The emergency legislation is something that is left behind by the colonial British government. It's nothing to do with the Basic Law. It's entirely in the power of the highly autonomous region, at the moment there are still plenty of tools. We have different articles in the police force ordinance and articles in the public order ordinance which we can still invoke to control the situation. We haven't got to the stage when we really have to engage in enacted laws by the chief executive with the executive council to, for example, enact anti-mask or interception of internet messages. We're quite a distance from that.

  5. Saint Francis de Sales:

    Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.


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