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Definition of Invoke

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requests help or protection (from a deity); summon a spirit through witchcraft; request, make an appeal; pray; activate a command, cause a certain action (Computers)
Invoke Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Invoke Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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invoke
\in*voke"\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. invoked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. invoking.] [f. invoquer, l. invocare; pref. in- in, on + vocare to call, fr. vox voice. see voice, and cf. invocate.] 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.
invoke
v
1. 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" [syn: raise, conjure, conjure up, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth ]


2. cite as an authority: "he invoked the law that would save him"; "i appealed to the law of 1900" [syn: appeal]



for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
To call on for assistance or protection
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. 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"
(synonym) raise, conjure, conjure up, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
(hypernym) make, create
(hyponym) curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict
(verb-group) provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up
(derivation) invocation
2. 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"
(synonym) appeal
(hypernym) mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer
3. request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
(synonym) appeal
(hypernym) request, bespeak, call for, quest
(hyponym) plead
(derivation) invocation, supplication
Invoke Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
JDK Doc(JAVA)
- Method in class org.omg.CORBA.portable.ObjectImpl 
public InputStream _invoke (OutputStream  output) throws ApplicationException , RemarshalException 
_invoke is called to invoke an operation. The stub provides an OutputStream that was previously returned by a _request() call. _invoke returns an InputStream which contains the marshaled reply. If an exception occurs, _invoke may throw an ApplicationException object which contains an InputStream from which the user exception state may be unmarshaled.
- Method in interface org.omg.CORBA.portable.InvokeHandler 
public OutputStream _invoke (String  method, InputStream  input, ResponseHandler  handler) throws SystemException 
Invoked by the ORB to dispatch a request to the servant. ORB passes the method name, an InputStream containing the marshalled arguments, and a ResponseHandler which the servant uses to construct a proper reply. Only CORBA SystemException may be thrown by this method. The method must return an OutputStream created by the ResponseHandler which contains the marshalled reply. A servant must not retain a reference to the ResponseHandler beyond the lifetime of a method invocation. Servant behaviour is defined as follows: 1. Determine correct method, and unmarshal parameters from InputStream. 2. Invoke method implementation. 3. If no user exception, create a normal reply using ResponseHandler. 4. If user exception occurred, create exception reply using ResponseHandler. 5. Marshal reply into OutputStream returned by ResponseHandler. 6. Return OutputStream to ORB. Parameters: method - The method name. - The containing the marshalled arguments.input - The InputStream containing the marshalled arguments. - The which the servant uses to construct a proper replyhandler - The ResponseHandler which the servant uses to construct a proper replyReturns: The OutputStream created by the ResponseHandler which contains the marshalled reply
- Method in class org.omg.CORBA.Request 
public abstract void invoke ()
Makes a synchronous invocation using the information in the Request object. Exception information is placed into the Request object's environment object.
- Method in class java.lang.reflect.Method 
public Object invoke (Object  obj, Object [] args) throws IllegalAccessException , IllegalArgumentException , InvocationTargetException 
Invokes the underlying method represented by this Method object, on the specified object with the specified parameters. Individual parameters are automatically unwrapped to match primitive formal parameters, and both primitive and reference parameters are subject to widening conversions as necessary. The value returned by the underlying method is automatically wrapped in an object if it has a primitive type. Method invocation proceeds with the following steps, in order: If the underlying method is static, then the specified obj argument is ignored. It may be null. Otherwise, the method is an instance method. If the specified object argument is null, the invocation throws a NullPointerException. Otherwise, if the specified object argument is not an instance of the class or interface declaring the underlying method (or of a subclass or implementor thereof) the invocation throws an IllegalArgumentException. If this Method object enforces Java language access control and the underlying method is inaccessible, the invocation throws an IllegalAccessException. If the number of actual parameters supplied via args is different from the number of formal parameters required by the underlying method, the invocation throws an IllegalArgumentException. For each actual parameter in the supplied args array: If the corresponding formal parameter has a primitive type, an unwrapping conversion is attempted to convert the object value to a value of a primitive type. If this attempt fails, the invocation throws an IllegalArgumentException. If, after possible unwrapping, the parameter value cannot be converted to the corresponding formal parameter type by a method invocation conversion, the invocation throws an IllegalArgumentException. If the underlying method is an instance method, it is invoked using dynamic method lookup as documented in The Java Language Specification, section 15.11.4.4; in particular, overriding based on the runtime type of the target object will occur. If the underlying method is static, the class that declared the method is initialized if it has not already been initialized. The underlying method is invoked directly. Control transfers to the invoked method. If the method completes abruptly by throwing an exception, the exception is placed in an InvocationTargetException and thrown in turn to the caller of invoke. If the method completes normally, the value it returns is returned to the caller of invoke; if the value has a primitive type, it is first appropriately wrapped in an object. If the underlying method return type is void, the invocation returns null.Throws: IllegalAccessException - if the underlying method is inaccessible. - if the number of actual and formal parameters differ, or if an unwrapping conversion fails.IllegalArgumentException - if the number of actual and formal parameters differ, or if an unwrapping conversion fails. - if the underlying method throws an exception.InvocationTargetException - if the underlying method throws an exception. - if the specified object is null and the method is an instance met
- Method in class org.omg.CORBA.portable.Delegate 
public InputStream invoke (Object  self, OutputStream  output) throws ApplicationException , RemarshalException 
invoke is called by a stub to invoke an operation. The stub provides an OutputStream that was previously returned by a request() call. invoke returns an InputStream which contains the marshaled reply. If an exception occurs, invoke may throw an ApplicationException object which contains an InputStream from which the user exception state may be unmarshaled.Parameters: self - The object reference which delegated to this delegate. - the OutputStream which contains marshaled argumentsoutput - the OutputStream which contains marshaled argumentsReturns: input the InputStream from which reply parameters can be unmarshaled.See Also:  portable package comments for unimplemented features
- Method in interface java.rmi.server.RemoteRef 
public Object invoke (Remote  obj, Method  method, Object [] params, long opnum) throws Exception 
Invoke a method. This form of delegating method invocation to the reference allows the reference to take care of setting up the connection to the remote host, marshaling some representation for the method and parameters, then communicating the method invocation to the remote host. This method either returns the result of a method invocation on the remote object which resides on the remote host or throws a RemoteException if the call failed or an application-level exception if the remote invocation throws an exception.Parameters: obj - the object that contains the RemoteRef (e.g., the RemoteStub for the object. - the method to be invokedmethod - the method to be invoked - the parameter listparams - the parameter list - a hash that may be used to represent the methodopnum - a hash that may be used to represent the methodThrows: Exception - if any exception occurs during remote method invocationSince: JDK1.2
- Method in interface java.rmi.server.RemoteRef 
public void invoke (RemoteCall  call) throws Exception 
Deprecated.  JDK1.2 style stubs no longer use this method. Instead of using a sequence of method calls to the remote reference (newCall, invoke, and done), a stub uses a single method, invoke(Remote, Method, Object[], int), on the remote reference to carry out parameter marshalling, remote method executing and unmarshalling of the return value. JDK1.2 stubs are generated using rmic -v1.2. By default, rmic generates stubs compatible with JDK1.1 and JDK1.2. The compatible stubs can also be generated using rmic -vcompat.Executes the remote call. Invoke will raise any "user" exceptions which should pass through and not be caught by the stub. If any exception is raised during the remote invocation, invoke should take care of cleaning up the connection before raising the "user" or remote exception.Executes the remote call. Invoke will raise any "user" exceptions which should pass through and not be caught by the stub. If any exception is raised during the remote invocation, invoke should take care of cleaning up the connection before raising the "user" or remote exception.Since: JDK1.1See Also:  invoke(Remote,java.lang.reflect.Method,Object[],long)
- Method in class org.omg.CORBA.DynamicImplementation 
public abstract void invoke (ServerRequest  request)
Accepts a ServerRequest object and uses its methods to determine the request target, operation, and parameters, and to set the result or exception. Deprecated by the Portable Object Adapter.Parameters: request - a ServerRequest object representing the request to be invoked
- Method in class org.omg.CosNaming._BindingIteratorImplBase 
public void invoke (ServerRequest  r)
Description copied from class: DynamicImplementation  Accepts a ServerRequest object and uses its methods to determine the request target, operation, and parameters, and to set the result or exception. Deprecated by the Portable Object Adapter.Overrides: invoke in class DynamicImplementation Tags copied from class: DynamicImplementation  Parameters: request - a ServerRequest object representing the request to be invoked
- Method in class org.omg.CosNaming._NamingContextImplBase 
public void invoke (ServerRequest  r)
Description copied from class: DynamicImplementation  Accepts a ServerRequest object and uses its methods to determine the request target, operation, and parameters, and to set the result or exception. Deprecated by the Portable Object Adapter.Overrides: invoke in class DynamicImplementation Tags copied from class: DynamicImplementation  Parameters: request - a ServerRequest object representing the request to be invoked
Invoke Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Founded in 1999, Invoke® is a company based in the United States providing technology for a specific online market research methodology - large scale focus groups.

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