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invoke

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvəʊk/

Translation of invoke in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (use as authority) [principle/precedent] invocar* 1.2 (call into use) [rule/law] invocar*, acogerse* a
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.