Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) call to mind
  2. (verb, creation) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    he conjured wild birds in the air
    call down the spirits from the mountain
  3. (verb, creation) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
  4. (verb, creation) evoke or provoke to appear or occur
  5. (verb, emotion) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise a smile
    evoke sympathy

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Evoke

  1. 1620s, from Fr. evoquer, from L. evocare (see evocation). Often more or less with a sense of "calling spirits," or being called by them. Related: Evoked; evokes; evoking. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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