An example of evoke is your wedding song bringing back memories of your wedding reception.
- to call forth or summon (a spirit, demon, etc.), as by chanting magical words; conjure up
- to draw forth or elicit (a particular mental image, reaction, etc.)
Origin of evokeFrench évoquer ; from Classical Latin evocare ; from e-, out, from + vocare, to call ; from vox, voice
transitive verbe·voked, e·vok·ing, e·vokes
- To give rise to; draw forth; produce: words that evoked a smile; actions that evoked mistrust.
- To call to mind, as by suggestion, association, or reference: songs that evoke old memories; a speech that evoked the words of Jefferson.
- To create anew, especially by means of the imagination: a novel that accurately evokes the Depression.
- To summon by magical or supernatural power; conjure.
Origin of evokeLatin &emacron;vocare : &emacron;-, ex-, ex- + vocare, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present evokes, present participle evoking, simple past and past participle evoked)