[ɪn'vəʊk] or [ɪn'vok]
(verb.) 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'.
(v. t.) To call on for aid or protection; to invite earnestly or solemnly; to summon; to address in prayer; to solicit or demand by invocation; to implore; as, to invoke the Supreme Being, or to invoke His and blessing.
v. a. Implore, supplicate, pray, entreat, beg, beseech, conjure, ADJURE, importune, solicit, call upon, pray to, appeal to, prefer a request to.
SYN:Summon, call, imprecate, conjure, invite, challenge, invocate, implore,beseech, appeal_to
ANT:Deprecate, ignore, warn, inhibit, elude, defy, deter
v.t. to call upon earnestly or solemnly: to implore assistance: to address in prayer.
- He knew well that I should never willingly invoke the aid of the police against him. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- And really, after a day or two of confusion worse confounded, it was delightful by degrees to invoke order from the chaos ourselves had made. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- To invoke your pity, said the lovely Jewess, with a voice somewhat tremulous with emotion, would, I am aware, be as useless as I should hold it mean. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- I invoke your sympathy. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- When it tries to do so by sumptuary legislation, nothing but mischief is invoked. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- But this fact only indicates the need of persistent care to see to it that the function of intelligence is invoked to its maximum possibility. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- But, Caroline---- Thus she invoked her daughter after a pause. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- We had invoked a spirit we could not lay. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- I spoke then readily: but a swarm of thoughts I had not anticipated nor invoked, rose dim at the words, making me sigh involuntarily. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Simultaneously with this discovery on her part, her father discovered her, and invoked the echoes of Mincing Lane to exclaim 'My gracious me! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- No doubt he had invoked the help of the Holy Spirit to subdue the anger I had roused in him, and now believed he had forgiven me once more. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- Sikes, invoking terrific imprecations upon Fagin's head for sending Oliver on such an errand, plied the crowbar vigorously, but with little noise. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- It was Dinah's mode of invoking the domestic Muses. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Conquerors have gone forth with the blessing of popes; a nation invokes its God before beginning a campaign of murder, rape and pillage. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- When hard pressed he always invokes this idol. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.