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verb [transitive] formal invoke pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈvoʊk/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinvoke
he/she/itinvokes
present participleinvoking
past tenseinvoked
past participleinvoked
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  1. 1
    to use a law or rule in order to achieve something

    The president invoked the Taft-Hartley law to force the strikers to return to work.

    1. b.
      to mention the name of someone who is well known or well respected in order to support an argument

      Jiang invoked Deng’s name 58 times in his two-and-a-half-hour speech.

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