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invoke

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈvəʊk/ us    /-ˈvoʊk/ formal
to use a law in order to achieve something, or to mention something in order to explain something or to support your opinion or action: Police can invoke the law of trespass to regulate access to these places. to request help from someone, especially a god, when you want to improve a situation: Their sacred dance is performed to invoke ancient gods. to make someone have a particular feeling or remember something
invocation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌɪn.vəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us  
(Definition of invoke from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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