1. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic (synset 201633150)
    "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
  2. Cite as an authority;
    Resort to (synset 201026873)
    "He invoked the law that would save him"; "I appealed to the law of 1900"; "She invoked an ancient law"
  3. Request earnestly (something from somebody);
    Ask for aid or protection (synset 200757492)
    "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"

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