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English definition of “invoke”

invoke

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈvəʊk/ formal
to use something such as a law to help you when you want to do something: Regulators said they would invoke legal powers to enforce the change.
IT to make a computer program start working: invoke sth from sth You may have to invoke the program from the command line.
(Definition of invoke from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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