invoke – Call up; summon a spirit; call on the law or authority in support of your case
To remember the definition of the word invoke, use the following mnemonic:
He invited an oak (invoke) to support his case, calling on its authority as a long-standing member of the tree community.
Examples of invoke in a sentence
To defeat her opponents, the superhero had to invoke Mother Nature’s power to create a tornado.
Police can invoke the law of trespass to regulate access to these places.