invoke
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invoke(
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vok
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cite in support of an argument)
a. invocar
The prime minister repeteadly invoked the principles of freedom and equality to defend her position.La primera ministra invocó repetidamente los principios de libertad e igualdad para defender su postura.
b. citar
The prosecutor invoked a previous case as precedent for his argument.En su discurso, el fiscal citó un caso anterior a modo de precedente.
c. recurrir a
The author often invokes the theory of relativity to support his hypothesis.El autor recurre con frecuencia a la teoría de la relatividad para respaldar su hipótesis.
d. acogerse a (a law or amendment)
She invoked the 5th Amendment, which gives a defendant the right not to testify.Se acogió a la Quinta Enmienda, que confiere a un acusado el derecho a no testificar.
2. (to conjure up)
a. invocar
The betrayed warrior invoked the wrath of Zeus.El guerrero traicionado invocó la ira de Zeus.
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invoke
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (formal)
a. invocar
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invoke [ɪnˈvəʊk]
transitive verb
[+law] recurrir or acogerse a; invocar; [+principle] recurrir a; invocar; [+aid, protection, god, spirit] invocar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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