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evoke - Dictionary definition and meaning for word evoke

(verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
Synonyms : arouse , elicit , enkindle , fire , kindle , provoke , raise
Example Sentence
  • arouse pity
  • raise a smile
  • evoke sympathy

(verb) evoke or provoke to appear or occur
Synonyms : call forth , kick up , provoke
Example Sentence
  • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

(verb) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
Synonyms : draw out , educe , elicit , extract
Example Sentence
  • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

(verb) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
Example Sentence
  • raise the specter of unemployment
  • he conjured wild birds in the air
  • call down the spirits from the mountain

(verb) call to mind
Synonyms : paint a picture , suggest
Example Sentence
  • this remark evoked sadness

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for evoke

EVOKE is to CALL FORTH and EVOKE sounds like awake, now, in order to awake someone from sleep you have to call out.
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EVOKE - AROUSE...if you arouse or evoke the evil powers, you are sure to be doomed.
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