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invoke
used in A Thousand Acres

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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
  • Caroline joined my father in invoking the revocation clause.
    p. 243.9
  • He would not have invoked the names of his children or a desire to bequeath to us something substantial.
    p. 46.5

There are no more uses of "invoke" in A Thousand Acres.

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