Translation of "invoke" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb 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 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 uk /ˌɪn.vəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us


(Translation of “invoke” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /inˈvəuk/

to appeal to (some power, eg God, the law ) for help etc

invocar, convocar
He invoked a little-known federal law.
invocation /invəˈkeiʃən/ noun

invocación, llamada

(Translation of “invoke” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)