Translation of invoke in Spanish:

invoke

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvəʊk/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (use as authority) [principle/precedent] invocar* 1.2 (call into use) [rule/law] invocar*, acogerse* a
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    • Back then the same arguments were used to invoke the people to vote, the same grim scenario of a hardliner-dominated regime who would stifle all the progress made were told and retold again and again.
    • Many of the lefty bloggers have lately been pursuing one of their persuasion's favourite follies: selecting a congenial conclusion and then invoking spurious science to support it.
    • The philosophy of ‘naturalism’ is imposed upon the evidence so that the authority of science is invoked for a secular view of the world.
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    • The only possible operation is to read data when Read-Only Mode is invoked.
    • Can I use a Java application instead of a JSP (JavaServer Page) to invoke a servlet on an application server?
    • This article describes the steps to change the default image editor application, which is invoked from the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
  • 2 (call up) [devil/spirits] invocar*, conjurar
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    • Aladdin's nemesis, Jafar, has long since been despatched to the after-life, but his evil sister Nasira has found a way to bring back the dastardly villain by invoking the ‘spell of restoration’.
    • A bearded sorcerer is busy invoking spirits with his incantation, his glazed eyes staring into the distance and all aglow in the dark.
    • Then a grand puja is performed invoking the spirit of Pancha Ganapati in the home.

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