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    Invoke vs Evoke

    Is there a difference between "To invoke a law" and "To evoke a law" ??

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    Re: Invoke vs Evoke

    Welcome to the forum, gychung, and well done for giving your thread a meaningful title.

    This means that you can find Similar Threads at the bottom of the page.

    Ask again if you have any specific problems in choosing the right word for a particular context.

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    Re: Invoke vs Evoke

    To evoke simply means to mention it using words. To invoke it means to make use of it in a legal context, for example in court or in congress or parliament.

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