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invoke

To activate a program, routine, function or process.
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All the pious ideas that had been so long forgotten, returned; he recollected the prayers his mother had taught him, and discovered a new meaning in every word; for in prosperity prayers seem but a mere medley of words, until misfortune comes and the unhappy sufferer first understands the meaning of the sublime language in which he invokes the pity of heaven
I mean to teach them in these parts that law is law, and that there is a man here who does not fear to invoke it.
He really was morbid about it; and it is likely enough that he did invoke it as a kind of curse in the violent scene (which undoubtedly happened) in which he struck Green with the decanter.
I want to invoke every kind of blessing on them, grave and gay, great and small.
His last word was an imprecation, his last gesture a curse, which his blood-stained hand seemed to invoke, as it sprinkled on Fouquet's face a few drops of blood which flowed from his breast.
He knew well that I should never willingly invoke the aid of the police against him.
do not mourn, but at once invoke the gods that my life may be prolonged.
Nevertheless so profound is our ignorance, and so high our presumption, that we marvel when we hear of the extinction of an organic being; and as we do not see the cause, we invoke cataclysms to desolate the world, or invent laws on the duration of the forms of life!
Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction -- a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse.
I had, even like the niggers, to invoke him--himself-- his own exalted and incredible degradation.
If you intend to reform, invoke God's blessing, His mercy, and His aid; not His curse.
Imagine the tragedy last June, if Helen and Paul Wilcox had been poor people, and couldn't invoke railways and motor-cars to part them.