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invoke

To activate a program, routine, function or process.
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Plaints made in common are almost prayers, and prayers where two or three are gathered together invoke the mercy of heaven.
If you intend to reform, invoke God's blessing, His mercy, and His aid; not His curse.
I invoke your consideration of the scene--the marble-topped tables, the range of leather-upholstered wall seats, the gay company, the ladies dressed in demi-state toilets, speaking in an exquisite visible chorus of taste, economy, opulence or art; the sedulous and largess-loving
Formally, the work's vocabulary is related to geometric abstraction--the materials belong to the domain of construction, and the dialogue with architecture is patent: Lamouroux invokes certain characteristics of modern art history, not for their own sake but more broadly as components of a visual culture that has already assimilated them.
And here is a medical school, which invokes as its core values those concepts which are central to the successful future of Canadian public medicine--linking the specialties, an interdisciplinary approach, a community-based approach, which translates into a wellness approach.
Finally, turning to the effect that cultural icon Oprah Winfrey has on the reconstruction of the popular and the acceptance of the alternative oratory represented by the vernacular, I will examine the form and function of Black Speak as she invokes it to expose a "truth.
Kathryn Schwarz, in Tough Love, positions herself as working in the tradition of "the enterprise of queering" (9) to be found in the work of Bruce Smith, Jonathan Goldberg, Valerie Traub, and others and also invokes psychoanalytic theory, "not to map our methodologies onto early modern texts, but to illuminate the ways in which those texts are themselves engaged in similar work" (11).
Rubin says that when a religious leader invokes a particular deity, it excludes those who are not the followers of that religion.
Proclaiming his love for a corpse, the singer celebrates this unconventional amour in a reading that invokes sorrow and happiness simultaneously, recalling Billie Holiday's pre--sob sister recordings of the '30s.
The most significant of these restraints curtails law enforcement's ability to conduct custodial interrogation once the suspect invokes the right to counsel.
taxpayer that invokes the competent authority procedures has an increased responsibility to keep the CA apprised of developments and changes with respect to the information or documentation it supplied.
Such a setup invokes scenes of torture from Dixie through to Abu Ghraib.