raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth(verb)
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"
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
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"
request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
"appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
To call upon (a person, especially a god) for help, assistance or guidance.
To appeal for validation to a (notably cited) authority.
In certain Christian circles invoking the Bible constitutes irrefutable proof.
To conjure up with incantations.
This satanist ritual invokes Beelzebub.
To bring about as an inevitable consequence.
Blasphemy is taboo as it may invoke divine wrath.
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.
To cause (a program or subroutine) to execute.
Interactive programs let the users enter choices and invoke the corresponding routines.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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This is an ancient, colonial set of regulations, and Christopher Cheung don't use them unless Christopher Cheung can't legislate anymore. Once Christopher Cheung start, there's no end to it. She could even invoke Article 23 under this, that gives her justification - I need more police powers, I need more draconian laws - it's so handy. She is completely destroying the rule of law. Only the government can really harm the rule of law, citizens can not.
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.
Russia is more deliberate in Libya as they invoke Gadhafi - era relationships and debts to obtain economic and military contracts, these agreements are aimed at accessing Libya's vast oil market, reviving arms sales, and gaining access to coastal territories on the Mediterranean Sea, providing Russia closer access to Europe's southern border.
The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect, i will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me clear about this : Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.
Lynching is a reprehensible stain on this nation's history, as is The President. We'll never erase the pain and trauma of lynching, and to invoke that torture to whitewash your own corruption is disgraceful.
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- invocarCatalan, Valencian
- oproepen, aanroepen, inroepenDutch
- wywoływać, wywołaćPolish
- заклинание, вызвать, взывать, призывать, апеллировать, вызыватьRussian
- సహాయం కోరుTelugu
- طلب کرناUrdu
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