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Meaning & Definition of Evoke in English

English

Evoke

/ɪvoʊk/

verb

1. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

  • "Arouse pity"
  • "Raise a smile"
  • "Evoke sympathy"
    synonym:
  • arouse
  • ,
  • elicit
  • ,
  • enkindle
  • ,
  • kindle
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • fire
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • provoke

2. Evoke or provoke to appear or occur

  • "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
    synonym:
  • provoke
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • call forth
  • ,
  • kick up

3. Deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

  • "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
    synonym:
  • educe
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • elicit
  • ,
  • extract
  • ,
  • draw out

4. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

  • "Raise the specter of unemployment"
  • "He conjured wild birds in the air"
  • "Call down the spirits from the mountain"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • conjure
  • ,
  • conjure up
  • ,
  • invoke
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • stir
  • ,
  • call down
  • ,
  • arouse
  • ,
  • bring up
  • ,
  • put forward
  • ,
  • call forth

5. Call to mind

  • "This remark evoked sadness"
    synonym:
  • suggest
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • paint a picture