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invoke

To activate a program, routine, function or process.
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Balag stood firm, however, and invoked again his right against self-incrimination.
Upon his arrival in the Promised Land, Abraham built an altar and he invoked the name of the Lord (using the ineffable tetragrammaton; Gen.
Summary: New Delhi: Delhi Police yesterday invoked the stringent MCOCA against suspended cricketer S.
This is especially of concern since the doctrine can be invoked only when the patient involved is under the exclusive control of one or more of those who might be the ones whose negligence or malpractice and the victim and/or his family and/or survivors have no way of knowing exactly what went wrong.
State's Principal Secretary for Health, Ravi Saxena said: "We have invoked the Act and now can quarantine any person, use any building or hospital and ask for compulsory cleanliness in any part of the state.
3 : to appeal to as an authority or for support <She invoked the Sunday rule .
Canon law is invoked, of course, when it comes time to deal with women who transgress the boundaries set by church discipline.
Here we have an institution, which takes the often invoked (and) little respected, idea of community-based programming and quite simply applies it.
Theoretical perspectives ranging from functionalism to Marxism have been invoked for this purpose.
In doing so, they emulated the excesses of judicial activists on the Supreme Court of Canada who have routinely invoked the Charter over the past 20 years as a pretence for flouting, amending and quashing laws that have been duly enacted by elected representatives of the people
The latter is invoked particularly as the author of the sexy Bottle suspendu, 1930-31 (for Salvador Dali, the prototypical "symbolic object"), whose crescent-shaped hanging ball and opposing wedge almost kiss inside their own open cage.
Columnist Linda Chavez invoked a Girls Gone Wild scenario, fingering gender integration of the troops as the key.