Examples of invoke in a Sentence
- Nietzsche is so complex that he can be invoked in support of many outlooks, some of them brutal or nihilistic. —Thomas Nagel, New Republic, 14 Jan. 2002
- There are some people who commit murder as a way of invoking the death penalty. Capital punishment can sometimes, then, be equivalent to suicide. —George Freeman Solomon, People, 17 Jan. 1977
- We began poring over the typewritten recipes at the dining room table, where I foolishly invoked the name of Julia Child … —Gael Greene, New York, 13 Sept. 1971
He invoked the memory of his predecessor.
She invoked history to prove her point.
He invoked his Fifth Amendment privileges.
The suspect invoked his right to an attorney.
invoke the authority of the court
Recent Examples of invoke from the Web
The 14th Amendment, invoked 40 years ago by a female reporter, is at the core of things NFL players are protesting right now.
On October 1, a referendum on Catalan independence—invoked by the Catalan parliament and condemned by the Spanish government—devolved into chaos and aggression.
The Senate voted 214-47 to invoke Article 155 of Spain's Constitution, granting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy a package of extraordinary powers to suppress Catalonia's independence drive.
Legally speaking, invoking Article 155 forces the Catalan government to begin respecting national laws that have been approved by the Parliament in Madrid, signed by the king and endorsed by the Constitutional Court.
Last week, Fusion GPS executives invoked their constitutional right not to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee.
Brannigan defended her comments at the township's July board meeting by invoking her First Amendment right to free speech.
In fact, in the 50 years since the amendment was ratified in 1967, that’s the only section which has never been invoked.
Spranger invoked the Fifth Amendment to not interview with county sheriff's authorities who were investigating perjury in the residency question after receiving a complaint.
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Synonymsbeget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, engender, generate, induce, effect, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yield
Related Wordsconduce (to), contribute (to); decide, determine; begin, establish, father, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, set, set up, start; advance, cultivate, develop, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote; enact, render, turn out
Near Antonymsimpede, limit, restrict; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, dampen, put down, quash, quell, repress, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, control, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain, retard; can [slang], kill, snuff (out), still; abolish, demolish, destroy, extinguish, liquidate, quench
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Definition of invoke for Students
- invoke spirits
- She invoked the Sunday rule as soon as he returned from the skateboard park and a family outing was launched.
- —Carl Hiaasen, Hoot
Word Root of invoke
legal Definition of invoke
- invoking his Fifth Amendment privilege
- invoking economic sanctions
- regulations that invoke problems in enforcement
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