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Invoke vs. Petition

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Invokeverb

(transitive) To call upon (a person, especially a god) for help, assistance or guidance.

Petitionnoun

A formal, written request made to an official person or organized body, often containing many signatures.

Invokeverb

(transitive) To appeal for validation to a (notably cited) authority.

‘In certain Christian circles, invoking the Bible constitutes irrefutable proof.’;

Petitionnoun

A compilation of signatures built in order to exert moral authority in support of a specific cause.

Invokeverb

(transitive) To conjure up with incantations.

‘This satanist ritual invokes Beelzebub.’;

Petitionnoun

(legal) A formal written request for judicial action.

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Invokeverb

(transitive) To bring about as an inevitable consequence.

‘Blasphemy is taboo as it may invoke divine wrath.’;

Petitionnoun

A prayer; a supplication; an entreaty.

Invokeverb

(transitive) To solicit, petition for, appeal to a favorable attitude.

‘The envoy invoked the King of Kings's magnanimity to reduce his province's tribute after another draught.’;

Petitionverb

(transitive) To make a request to, commonly in written form.

‘The villagers petitioned the council to demolish the dangerous building.’;

Invokeverb

To cause (a program or subroutine) to execute.

‘Interactive programs let the users enter choices and invoke the corresponding routines.’;

Petitionnoun

A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer.

‘A house of prayer and petition for thy people.’; ‘This last petition heard of all her prayer.’;

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Invokeverb

To call on for aid or protection; to invite earnestly or solemnly; to summon; to address in prayer; to solicit or demand by invocation; to implore; as, to invoke the Supreme Being, or to invoke His and blessing.

‘Go, my dread lord, to your great grandsire's tomb, . . . Invoke his warlike spirit.’;

Petitionnoun

A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it; specifically (Law), a supplication to government, in either of its branches, for the granting of a particular grace or right; - in distinction from a memorial, which calls certain facts to mind; also, the written document.

Invokeverb

evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic;

‘raise the specter of unemployment’; ‘he conjured wild birds in the air’; ‘stir a disturbance’; ‘call down the spirits from the mountain’;

Petitionverb

To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor.

‘You have . . . petitioned all the gods for my prosperity.’;

Invokeverb

cite as an authority; resort to;

‘He invoked the law that would save him’; ‘I appealed to the law of 1900’; ‘She invoked an ancient law’;

Petitionverb

To make a petition or solicitation.

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Invokeverb

request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection;

‘appeal to somebody for help’; ‘Invoke God in times of trouble’;

Petitionnoun

a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

Petitionnoun

reverent petition to a deity

Petitionverb

write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing

Petition

A petition is a request to do something, most commonly addressed to a government official or public entity. Petitions to a deity are a form of prayer called supplication.

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