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invoke
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
to call upon
The exact meaning of invoke can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "invoking God's help"; or "invoking the spirit of the dead" — to call upon a great or magical power
  • "I invoke the First Amendment"; or "I invoke the words of Thomas Jefferson" — to cite or call upon for validation
  • "She invoked his sympathy and family memories." — to call upon someone's feelings or memories
  • "She invoked his assistance." — to call earnestly for
  • "The program invokes the subroutine" — to call up a computer program
  • He used all his money for a ticket, boarded the train as he had done many times, coolly chatted with the conductor, to whom Dill was a familiar sight, but he had not the nerve to invoke the rule on small children traveling a distance alone if you've lost your money the conductor will lend you enough for dinner and your father will pay him back at the end of the line.
    p. 189.2
invoke = call upon
There are no more uses of "invoke" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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