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Word: invoke

Definition: call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God

Sentences Containing 'invoke'

After getting the means to invoke the Gaia Impact from Shroud in her final moments, Wakana sacrifices her own existence to bring her brother back via the Xtreme Memory.
Although the symbol is open to the viewer’s interpretation, it is generally meant to invoke transition and a sense of gradual illumination.
Archer says his sculptures "primarily invoke the massiveness and physicality of stone and its relationship to architecture, humanity and landscape".
At one point, William II of Sicily is recorded to have said: “Everyone of you should invoke the one he adores and of whom he follows the faith”.
Backing Steen is one of the top rhythm sections in Italy including Matteo Alfosnso on piano, Simone Serafini on bass, and Tommaso Cappellato at the drums, these strong and skillful players interpret and invoke the past yet bring a modern and fresh vigor to Davis’ classic repertoire.
Comedies and burlesques such as "The Author's Farce", "The Tragedy of Tragedies", "The Old Debauchees", and "Pasquin" made Fielding the most popular playwright of the 1730s, and all of these plays contain characters, situations, and dialogues that invoke libertine philosophy in some way, thought they vary in the explicitness of the depiction."
Countries with full currency substitution economies can invoke greater confidence among international investors, inducing increased investments and growth.
Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse.
EFF's speculation proved accurate when the government indicated, in an April 28 statement of interest in the case, that it intended to invoke the state secrets privilege in a bid to dismiss the action.
Following this he founded Invoke, a digital media agency, where HootSuite was born in 2008.
For example, among the Hakka people in southeastern China, Christian missionaries frequently flouted village customs that were linked with local religions, including refusal to take part in communal prayers for rain (and because the missionaries benefitted from the rain, it was argued that they had to do their part in the prayers) and refusing to contribute funds to operas for Chinese gods (these same gods honoured in these village operas were the same spirits that the Boxers called to invoke in themselves, during the later rebellion).
For example, an ARexx script run in an e-mail program could save the currently displayed email, invoke an external program which could extract and process information, and then invoke a viewer program.
He has also pointed out that Leland's book "Etruscan-Roman Remains in Popular Tradition" (1892) contains a spell that is cast with "tarocco" cards, to invoke Janus.
Holmes began developing HootSuite in 2008 through his agency Invoke Media.
I look back on the time I write of; I invoke the innocent figure that I dearly loved, to come out from the mists and shadows of the past, and turn its gentle head towards me once again; and I can still declare that this one little speech was constantly in my memory.
In keeping with its roots in Taoist yoga, Paulie Zink says that Yin has a deeper level: to “open the heart and “invoke the primal self.” Facets of Yin Yoga.
In recognition of the difficulty in winning away matches, cup competitions in association football often invoke the away goals rule.
Largely as a result of this, though also because of his own misogyny, this Bard refuses to admit that Maerad is the Foretold One, or even to let her be instated as a Bard. Therefore, Cadvan and Nelac invoke an archaic ritual called the Way of the White Flame, by which Maerad is initiated as a full Bard. Her Name, at this point, is revealed to be that of the Foretold One; Elednor, which means "Fire Lily".
Like nouns, some verb stems include a component that has no meaning on its own, such as /bokweje/ 'to invoke', where /weje/ means 'to talk' and /bok/ has no known meaning.
Nevertheless, so profound is our ignorance, and so high our presumption, that we marvel when we hear of the extinction of an organic being; and as we do not see the cause, we invoke cataclysms to desolate the world, or invent laws on the duration of the forms of life!
Occasionally, teams playing against Dallas at home wear their white jerseys to try to invoke the "curse", as when the Philadelphia Eagles hosted the Cowboys in the 1980 NFC Championship Game, and their November 4, 2007 meeting.
Palin and modern conservative women usually invoke the moderate center of the women's movement which holds consensus as a positive national event, rather than invoke the controversial Schlafly.
Penn sometimes would say "the Tuesday of Monkeys" to not invoke the music.
Plaints made in common are almost prayers, and prayers where two or three are gathered together invoke the mercy of heaven.
Rocchia's aggressive manner makes Benny finally invoke his right against self-incrimination, but Rand is able, without giving too many details about the Israeli crisis, to encourage Benny to talk.
Seven of the 21 employees at Invoke were tasked to work on building out the HootSuite tool, at the time a freemium product that would enable businesses to incorporate social media into their marketing campaigns.
She would invoke the past, recall old recollections; she would supplicate him by the remembrance of guilty, yet happy days.
Slant Magazine stated, "From the rollicking piano arpeggios to the classically-influenced melodies, it's impossible not to invoke Tori Amos when discussing Carlton's songwriting, particularly in the last stretch of the album.
That species have a capacity for change will be admitted by all evolutionists; but there is no need, as it seems to me, to invoke any internal force beyond the tendency to ordinary variability, which through the aid of selection, by man has given rise to many well-adapted domestic races, and which, through the aid of natural selection, would equally well give rise by graduated steps to natural races or species.
The EFF speculated that the federal government would invoke the state secrets privilege to bar the entire lawsuit from being heard, but added: "If state secrecy can prevent us from preserving the rights of millions upon millions of people, then there is a profound problem with the law."
The Nicaraguan Contras were then taught to invoke riots and shootings which would lead to the death of selected Contras with the aim of martyrdom to gain support for the Contra cause.
The same artifact may invoke different meanings at different times, in different contexts of use, and for different people.
Their songs all invoke the uncomfortable claustrophobia of a big city...
What could I do but invoke a silent blessing on Miss Mills's head, and store Miss Mills's address in the securest corner of my memory!
While they show a strong sense of resolve, they invoke a sensitivity of personal association and recollection.

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