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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Invoke \In*voke"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invoked; p. pr. & vb. n. Invoking.] [F. invoquer, L. invocare; pref. in- in, on + vocare to call, fr. vox voice. See Voice, and cf. Invocate.] 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. [1913 Webster] Go, my dread lord, to your great grandsire's tomb, . . . Invoke his warlike spirit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]