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invoke

verb [T]  /ɪnˈvoʊk/ us  

invoke verb [T] (CALL FOR HELP)

to call on something or someone, esp. God, for help

invoke verb [T] (USE)

to cause something to be used; bring into effect: Rather than answer the question, the witness invoked the Fifth Amendment against incriminating himself.
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