Evoke definition

ĭ-vōk
To give rise to; draw forth; produce.

Words that evoked a smile; actions that evoked mistrust.

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To summon by magical or supernatural power; conjure.
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To call to mind, as by suggestion, association, or reference.

Songs that evoke old memories; a speech that evoked the words of Jefferson.

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To create anew, especially by means of the imagination.

A novel that accurately evokes the Depression.

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To call forth or summon (a spirit, demon, etc.), as by chanting magical words; conjure up.
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To draw forth or elicit (a particular mental image, reaction, etc.)
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The definition of evoke is to call forth, or imagine.

An example of evoke is your wedding song bringing back memories of your wedding reception.

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To cause the manifestation of something (emotion, picture, etc.) in someone's mind or imagination.

Being here evokes long forgotten memories.

Seeing this happen equally evokes fear and anger in me.

The book evokes a detailed and lively picture of what life was like in the 19th century.

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Origin of evoke

  • Latin ēvocāre ē-, ex- ex- vocāre to call wekw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French évoquer, from Latin ēvocō (“to call out, summon”), from ex (“out”) and vocō (“call”). Akin to voice.

    From Wiktionary