Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Archaic To invoke.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To invoke or implore
  • v. To summon or conjure up

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To invoke; to call on, or for, in supplication; to implore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To call on or for in supplication; invoke.
  • To call as in supplication.

Etymologies

Latin invocāre, invocāt-, to invoke; see invoke.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin invocare; invocatus, past participle of invocare. See invoke. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How can Barack Obama, the first black president of the United States of America, invite one of the most divisive religious leaders in the world to invocate his inauguration?

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  • But, since you invocate austers for the trailing of vixens, I would like to send a cormorant around this blue lagoon.

    Finnegans Wake

  • “Advise now, you that think it folly to invocate Neptune in tempest.”

    The Advancement of Learning

  • But would you not hold it expedient, before we proceed any further, that we should invocate Hercules and the Tenetian goddesses who in the chamber of lots are said to rule, sit in judgment, and bear a presidential sway?

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  • Today, you remain in awe of the Dow and its throbbing green aura, but, like Grandma Mati running laps around her rosary beads, you have come to invocate its pantheon by rote.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

  • In the cry of the saints unto the Lord for the execution of his judgments and vengeance, they in an especial manner invocate his holiness, Rev. vi.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Him in whom we believe, we ought to adore and invocate.

    Christologia

  • It is the Father unto whom we have our access, whom we peculiarly invocate; as it is expressed, chap. iii.

    Christologia

  • Wherefore, it being our duty, as hath been proved, to invocate the name of

    Christologia

  • And so to adore or invocate any in whom we ought not to believe, is idolatry.

    Christologia

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