Evoke



[ih-vohk] /ɪˈvoʊk/

verb (used with object), evoked, evoking.
1.
to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.):
to evoke a memory.
2.
to elicit or draw forth:
His comment evoked protests from the shocked listeners.
3.
to call up; cause to appear; summon:
to evoke a spirit from the dead.
4.
to produce or suggest through artistry and imagination a vivid impression of reality:
a short passage that manages to evoke the smells, colors, sounds, and shapes of that metropolis.
/ɪˈvəʊk/
verb (transitive)
1.
to call or summon up (a memory, feeling, etc), esp from the past
2.
to call forth or provoke; produce; elicit: his words evoked an angry reply
3.
to cause (spirits) to appear; conjure up
v.

1620s, from French évoquer or directly from Latin evocare “call out, rouse, summon” (see evocation). Often more or less with a sense of “calling spirits,” or being called by them. Related: Evoked; evokes; evoking.

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