Definition of Evoke

1. Verb. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses). "Evoke sympathy"




2. Verb. Evoke or provoke to appear or occur. "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
Exact synonyms: Call Forth, Kick Up, Provoke
Related verbs: Arouse, Bring Up, Call Down, Call Forth, Conjure, Conjure Up, Invoke, Put Forward, Raise, Stir
Generic synonyms: Cause, Do, Make
Specialized synonyms: Pick
Derivative terms: Evocation, Provocation

3. Verb. Deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning). "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
Exact synonyms: Draw Out, Educe, Elicit, Extract
Generic synonyms: Construe, Interpret, See

4. Verb. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic. "Call down the spirits from the mountain"

5. Verb. Call to mind. "This remark evoked sadness"
Exact synonyms: Paint A Picture, Suggest
Generic synonyms: Evince, Express, Show
Specialized synonyms: Reek, Smack, Smell, Imply, Incriminate, Inculpate
Derivative terms: Evocation, Evocative, Suggestion

Definition of Evoke

1. v. t. To call out; to summon forth.

Definition of Evoke

1. Verb. To cause the manifestation of something (emotion, picture, etc.) in someone's mind or imagination. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Evoke

1. to call forth [v EVOKED, EVOKING, EVOKES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evoke

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Literary usage of Evoke

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1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"Old customs are slowly dying out, but the process of their dissolution may at any moment evoke the barbarous fanaticism of angry millions. ..."

2. Hypnotism: Its History, Practice and Theory by John Milne Bramwell (1906)
"(2 a) 6V>,s-<>.s- -where an attempt has been made to teach the subject to evoke hypnosis and its phenomena without the intervention of the operator. ..."

3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1908)
"... well known to him that the young farmer was not so endeared to her to evoke such manifestation of grief by his failing to keep an appointment with her. ..."

4. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1842)
"No answer was returned to the summons, and finding all efforts to evoke the demon fruitless, they quitted the spot, and turning their horses' heads to the ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1891)
"... part of the closed circuit, whose remaining parts within the body (and in the connections and machine) evoke the well-known nerve and muscle reactions. ..."

6. Biological Aspects of Human Problems by Christian Archibald Herter, Susan Dows Herter (1911)
"My own faith is so strong in the directive value of a serious biological conception of life, that I offer this essay, hoping its spirit may evoke a ..."

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