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1. invoke

verb. ['ˌɪnˈvoʊk'] summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic.

Synonyms

  • provoke
  • maledict
  • anathemize
  • conjure
  • bedamn
  • damn
  • put forward
  • create
  • arouse
  • evoke
  • stir
  • call down
  • bring up
  • beshrew
  • curse
  • imprecate
  • bless
  • raise
  • make
  • anathemise
  • call forth
  • conjure up

Antonyms

  • bless
  • anesthetize
  • cause to sleep
  • wake

Etymology

  • invoken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • invoquer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Invoke

  • provoke
  • misspoke
  • stroke
  • revoke
  • stoke
  • spoke
  • snoke
  • smoke
  • smoak
  • schroeck
  • schmoke
  • laroque
  • larocque
  • evoke
  • droke
  • croke
  • croak
  • cloke
  • cloak
  • broke
  • bloke
  • baroque
  • awoke
  • yolk
  • yoke
  • yoak
  • wouk
  • wolk
  • woke
  • szoke

Sentences with invoke


1. Verb, base form
During these rituals, torches were lit to invoke the goddess of the moon.

2. Adjective
Once installed, invoke Python in Cygwin by typing "python -i" without the quotation marks.

Quotes about invoke


1. In the abstract, it might be tempting to imagine that irreducible complexity simply requires multiple simultaneous mutations - that evolution might be far chancier than we thought, but still possible. Such an appeal to brute luck can never be refuted... Luck is metaphysical speculation; scientific explanations invoke causes.
- Michael J. Behe, Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution

2. invoke

verb. ['ˌɪnˈvoʊk'] cite as an authority; resort to.

Synonyms

  • mention
  • bring up
  • cite
  • name
  • refer
  • appeal

Antonyms

  • deaden
  • sedate
  • de-energise
  • de-energize

Etymology

  • invoken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • invoquer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. invoke

verb. ['ˌɪnˈvoʊk'] request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection.

Synonyms

  • plead
  • bespeak
  • quest
  • turn
  • request
  • call on
  • appeal

Antonyms

  • bore
  • blessed
  • worth
  • disassemble

Etymology

  • invoken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • invoquer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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