A cultural expression of recognition, respect, gratitude, greeting, or simple salutation and acknowledgement between two persons. A nonverbal exchange of words. Also used to give credit to someone or someone's work.
Jim: I just mined all of these bitcoins.
Joe: I tip my hat to you sir. A job well done indeed. You are quite resourceful.
Barry: I just completed my new blog and would like to tip my hat to Garry, who contributed most of the ideas for the dogecoin section, which I had no clue about.
Sabrina: It seemed like he directed a hat tip in my direction, but I cannot be certain of his intentions.
Kelly: He was probs check'n you girl.
When someone mentions something, such as an idea, in an attempt to make people feel a certain way or with a specific goal in mind.
To refer to something in order to support your ideals.
Also to make use of a law or right in defense or opposition to something perhaps. It is usually used as a transition verb.
Carrie invoked her Fifth Amendment privileges.
Tim invoked history to prove his point, because he needed support for his ideas.
The suspect invoked his right to an attorney.