invoke

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Invoke is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
invoke

Third-person singular
invokes

Past tense
invoked

Past participle
invoked

Present participle
invoking

  1. When someone invokes a rule, they use the rule in a specific situation.
    For the government to do that legally, they would have to invoke the "notwithstanding" clause of the constitution.