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invoke

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verb
    1. to declare to be binding or in effect: to invoke the law; to invoke a veto
    2. to appeal to, as for confirmation
    [Webster]
  • use (sth) as a reason for one's action [Barron]
  • to put into effect or operation; implement [Taisha]

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