evoke vs invoke

evoke invoke

Definitions

  • 1) To cause the manifestation of something (emotion, picture, etc.) in someone's mind or imagination.
  • 2) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
  • 3) To call away; remove from one tribunal to another.
  • 4) To call or summon forth or out.
  • 5) To create anew, especially by means of the imagination.
  • 6) To call to mind, as by suggestion, association, or reference.
  • 7) To give rise to; draw forth; produce.
  • 8) To summon by magical or supernatural power; conjure.
  • 9) rare To call away; to remove from one tribunal to another.
  • 10) To call out; to summon forth.

Definitions

  • 1) transitive To conjure up with incantations.
  • 2) transitive To bring about as an inevitable consequence.
  • 3) transitive To call upon (a person, especially a god) for help, assistance or guidance.
  • 4) transitive To solicit, petition for, appeal to a favorable attitude.
  • 5) transitive To appeal for validation to a (notably cited) authority.
  • 6) transitive, computing To cause (a program or subroutine) to execute.
  • 7) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
  • 8) cite as an authority; resort to
  • 9) To address in supplication; call on for protection or aid: as, to invoke the Supreme Being; to invoke the Muses.
  • 10) To call for with earnest desire; make supplication or prayer for: as, to invoke God's mercy.
  • 11) In law, to call for judicially: as, to invoke depositions or evidence.
  • 12) To resort to; use or apply.
  • 13) To summon with incantations; conjure.
  • 14) To appeal to or cite in support or justification.
  • 15) To call on (a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration.
  • 16) To call for earnestly; solicit.
  • 17) Computers To activate or start (a program, for example).
  • 18) To call on for aid or protection; to invite earnestly or solemnly; to summon; to address in prayer; to solicit or demand by invocation; to implore.

Examples

  • 1) The pictures had been chosen because they evoked emotion.
  • 2) The plot sounds ludicrous, but the overwhelming power of Giselle is its capacity to evoke emotion and its ability to breach divides.
  • 3) Trees evoke such powerful emotions in some people that they write books about them.
  • 4) Since they are visual memories they may be evoked by specific situations which evoke the memory.
  • 5) Your description of how you feel evokes a real sense of claustrophobia.
  • 6) Music is a very powerful medium which evokes various feelings and emotions.
  • 7) The stern regime evoked mixed emotions from past pupils.
  • 8) The music certainly evokes his sense of wonder at teeming natural worlds observed for the first time.
  • 9) It does not evoke feelings or frames of mind.
  • 10) There are superficial similarities in that both deal with the advertising industry and both eloquently evoke their period.
  • 11) Those signature loops of white against a dark background that seem so instinctive and simple evoke complex emotions.
  • 12) It vividly evokes the scenes that unfolded around Milton.
  • 13) Too often the emotion it evokes in others is fear, not the sympathy it deserves.
  • 14) He also had a Dickensian gift for evoking the same feeling in others.
  • 15) Sometimes, looking at a photograph evokes better emotions than actually being there.
  • 16) In this painting, the harmony of rich tones evokes a sense of the marital relationship it depicts.
  • 17) He evokes the period by filling the screen with so much swirling dust that you spend half the film trying to stifle a sneeze.
  • 18) I could rattle off a dozen more scenes that evoke the same reactions.
  • 19) A physical object evokes a helpless sense of childhood itself.
  • 20) To young people accustomed to weekend trips to the places depicted, the fear evoked by such scenes is alien.
  • 21) Being alone in the office with her boss evoked the scene with the father and the sense of enigmatic, inexplicable menace.
  • 22) Do I perhaps lavish them with gifts to evoke some sense of guilt?
  • 23) And what happens when your textualist/originalist not only lacks the staggering erudition the terms evoke, but turns out to be a present-minded historian with a taste for Humpty Dumpty, declaring words to mean precisely what he intends them tomean?
  • 24) Oddly enough, in contrast to Mr Anonymous's (teeth achingly-patronising) suggestion that rebellion against Empire leads inevitably to children growing up in a meaningless, nihilistic world (the children! think of the children!), I'm quite happy to judge myself by the accumulated affection and/or scorn that I manage to evoke from the people that matter to me.
  • 25) What the terms do not evoke is the roistering figure of Pancho Villa, who would be as out of place among a group of spike-helmeted Prussian militarists, as Jesse Jackson at an Aryan Nations rally.
  • 26) I reread a couple of Ramona books this week (they're just being republished by HarperCollins with uniform illustrations by Tracy Dockray) and was impressed by the intensity of identification they evoke from the reader for Ramona.
  • 27) The description of the cultural and physical coarsening which the circumstances evoke is masterly.
  • 28) A striking trait of actively multiplying, neoplastic cells is their ability to evoke from the adjacent tissue the blood vessels and structural support needed for the production and maintenance of the growths they are capable of forming.
  • 29) Prayer, preferably in Latin, evoke more vividly the Last Supper of Jesus?
  • 30) Not only does their name evoke My Bloody Valentine, but the sounds - and I mean this as a compliment - definitely owe much to those seminal albums Isn't Anything and Loveless.
  • 31) Unfortunatley, such ads can be annoying to readers, and one emotion you don’t want your blog to evoke is annoyance.
  • 32) ‘I really need to jog my memory to evoke images of the place.’
  • 33) ‘Words are flashing in my mind, recollections of a time past, evoking specific feelings, recalling certain events, ones I do not wish to recollect.’
  • 34) ‘What's to say there's not a homeless soul on a cold Dublin street who occasionally glances at a digital photo - using the memories evoked by the image to hold onto reality for yet another day.’
  • 35) ‘The bird in hand image immediately evoked a memory I had from childhood.’
  • 36) ‘Less easily quantified will be the emotions evoked by the memory of Persian Punch, who won 20 races in his career, the last of them on the Heath exactly a year ago.’
  • 37) ‘On seeing the picture, it evoked pleasant memories of times spent at school in the past.’
  • 38) ‘Clearly, these kinds of images of the miserable at play will evoke horror in the minds of every sane person.’
  • 39) ‘As he discusses individual musicians, he illustrates how art intensifies human experiences and how music evokes powerful emotions and memories.’
  • 40) ‘He smelled like strawberries, an innocent summery scent that flooded over and through me, evoking memories and images of a time not so long gone.’
  • 41) ‘The narration, music and images combined to evoke fear and loathing in my impressionable pre-teen mind!’
  • 42) ‘They are gruesome and evoke fear in the minds of their devotees; not love.’
  • 43) ‘So these things have to be handled very, very delicately, and the way I'm trying to do that is to evoke a sense of memory as opposed to a sense of anger.’
  • 44) ‘Peaches evoke memories and bring out the best of summertime activities.’
  • 45) ‘To my mind it succeeds in evoking the excitement and interest inherent in mathematics but so often overshadowed by complexity and social fear.’
  • 46) ‘A sudden change from a familiar system to another evokes doubt in the minds of the public.’
  • 47) ‘It captures honest moments of weirdness, but it also manipulates images and music to evoke emotion.’
  • 48) ‘This little temple is a true artistic achievement because it causes a shift in consciousness and evokes those feelings that we commonly call spiritual.’
  • 49) ‘Exchanging stories and memories of the lost servicemen have evoked complex feelings, they said.’
  • 50) ‘Memories of Ireland evoked a sadness, even bitterness, that cast a long shadow over the experience of family in the United States.’
  • 51) ‘Stress related factors might also influence interpretations of abuse, and evoke different responses in the victims of abuse.’
  • 52) ‘In subjects with reduced androgen levels, stimuli that normally evoke a stress response are significantly less potent.’
  • 53) ‘Stalking, once established as a social problem, evoked a rapid response from the criminal justice system.’
  • 54) ‘The number of stimuli per 10-sec stimulation train that failed to evoke any muscular response was recorded.’
  • 55) ‘Jewels, which have a definite presence in most of the counters, evoke a good response from the customers.’
  • 56) ‘He thought that a circle of a particular colour touching a triangle at a specific juncture could evoke the same response in the viewer as the hand of God touching Adam in the Sistine chapel.’
  • 57) ‘A second argument holds that a modified procedure might evoke negative responses in patients, leading to a decreased willingness to participate in future research.’
  • 58) ‘Full of existential angst and loneliness, her paintings are able to evoke an empathetic response from the viewer.’
  • 59) ‘A sociobiologist evokes much the same responses from his traditional behavioural science colleagues as would a Marxist in a business school.’
  • 60) ‘Is it possible the movie set out to evoke a cinematic response in the spectator to mimic the characters' internal quandaries?’
  • 61) ‘On the other hand, crying evokes physiological responses that increase the production of stress hormones.’
  • 62) ‘The forecast evokes dismissive responses from auctioneering and estate agency spokespeople’
  • 63) ‘The principal reason for this is that poetry evokes a pre-determined response.’
  • 64) ‘The use of the word ‘pepper’ came into existence when it was observed that chili evoked a similar response to that of black pepper.’
  • 65) ‘The book has evoked responses from people living with brain damage and members of the medical profession as well as those who've read it as a family story.’
  • 66) ‘The doctors said that if any response was evoked it was among a few middle aged and elderly patients who were already highly motivated to modify their drinking behaviour.’
  • 67) ‘The short man glared at him, displeased that he evoked no response.’
  • 68) ‘Such heady language evoked a strong response among political refugees who were indeed sharpening the sword of vengeance on their own suffering.’
  • 69) ‘The result evoked an angry response from demonstrators outside.’
  • 70) ‘In particular, this perspective evoked a big response from young people.’
  • 71) ‘To evoke the Deities, raise the clasped hands to the center of the forehead.’
  • 72) ‘Note that if you do choose to evoke the deity, you will enter a Gnostic trance and you may therefore forget what happened while you were under the trance.’
  • 73) ‘Every year at Beltane the High Priestess evoked the goddess and all prayed to her for prosperous times in the coming harvest.’
  • 74) ‘This skirt could represent the living space of the future married woman - her house, her neighborhood, and her fields - while also evoking the opposing spirits Lo'a and Netlaang.’
  • 75) ‘It's going to the edge to spontaneously improvise and evoke the inner spirit.’
  • 76) ‘Necromancy is only black magic, because it neither evokes spirits or heals.’
  • 77) ‘After three days of life, a shaman evokes a soul to be reincarnated in the baby's body.’
  • 78) ‘Often the spirit is evoked outside of the magicians protective circle into a defined and sealed area.’

Examples

  • 1) We are not suggesting that parents invoke the law.
  • 2) But there is a clear danger when the law is invoked to punish stupidity.
  • 3) But is it only a matter of time before the majesty of the criminal law is invoked?
  • 4) The motivation is admirable, invoking the territorial laws of the jungle.
  • 5) The last thing I want to invoke is some crazy geek box office battle here.
  • 6) We are experiencing writing, which, through the psychological processes Carnap and Dewey invoke, is "transformed" into a world of characters and their stories.
  • 7) Across the country, small-town leaders who don't know any other words in English invoke those three letters dozens of times a day in conversation.
  • 8) Not only does that title invoke Tyra Banks, Beyonce is starting to look like Tyra ...
  • 9) ‘The milder and more beneficent forces of nature were addressed as female deities and invoked with prayers.’
  • 10) ‘Listen to our President invoking a deity or prayer in every one of his speeches, and maybe an answer will occur to you.’
  • 11) ‘But when the Goddess was invoked by the priestess, I felt what I had always experienced as the Holy Spirit come down.’
  • 12) ‘In the fervent chant of prayers, this energy rises to join with the prayers of thousands of other voices invoking the Goddess Liberty.’
  • 13) ‘The dangri's role is to invoke the local protective Deities who enter into and occupy the body of the dhami.’
  • 14) ‘In it the Epiklesis invokes the Holy Spirit over the assembled congregation, but not on the elements.’
  • 15) ‘This Ash Wednesday text by Brian Wren invokes the Holy Spirit to help us through this time of penitence and self-examination.’
  • 16) ‘Finally, he invoked the Holy Spirit directly for aid and understanding.’
  • 17) ‘I continue to invoke the Holy Spirit; I rely on the Word.’
  • 18) ‘It is not, however, only a matter of when the Spirit is invoked, but how the action of the Spirit is understood in baptism and in confirmation.’
  • 19) ‘It is believed that the word samba is derived from a West African Bantu word, meaning to pray or invoke the spirits of their ancestors.’
  • 20) ‘Offer prayers continuously invoking mercy of God upon your dead father and mother.’
  • 21) ‘It becomes, in one, his mistress, a deity to be invoked, and the source of poetic madness.’
  • 22) ‘What image of the Spirit might be invoked for the next stage of the human pilgrimage?’
  • 23) ‘Finally, based on our relation with the master and the wisdom deity, we also invoke the assistance of the dharma protectors, who embody action principles of awareness.’
  • 24) ‘If Christ is the one mediator, what place is there for invoking the Blessed Virgin in prayer?’
  • 25) ‘Religious services were held at sunrise - part of the priest's duty being to invoke the planetary deity of the day.’
  • 26) ‘Say, does someone around here knows anything about the Maori dance to invoke the [spirit/soul/strength] of your ancestors?’
  • 27) ‘Since God does not coerce, human efforts and prayers invoking divine aid make a difference in the workings of chance and necessity.’
  • 28) ‘In Bombay, Indian police arrest four men suspected of being members of Harakat al-Ansar, a Kashmiri separatist group that also invokes the deity in its works.’
  • 29) ‘Aladdin's nemesis, Jafar, has long since been despatched to the after-life, but his evil sister Nasira has found a way to bring back the dastardly villain by invoking the ‘spell of restoration’.’
  • 30) ‘A bearded sorcerer is busy invoking spirits with his incantation, his glazed eyes staring into the distance and all aglow in the dark.’
  • 31) ‘Then a grand puja is performed invoking the spirit of Pancha Ganapati in the home.’
  • 32) ‘In Wicca, we also invoke deities into our circles.’
  • 33) ‘I think the whole question of whether certain spiritual practices or philosophies inevitably lead you to invoke a particular spirit is the one that's crucial to me.’
  • 34) ‘To invoke a deity, power, or spirit is to allow yourself to become a ‘tube’ that passes energy and wisdom though your body so that others may receive it.’
  • 35) ‘And once you have invoked your spirit to sing with you, they invoke those unheard notes within you which is the form of communication with other spirits.’
  • 36) ‘Back then the same arguments were used to invoke the people to vote, the same grim scenario of a hardliner-dominated regime who would stifle all the progress made were told and retold again and again.’
  • 37) ‘The philosophy of ‘naturalism’ is imposed upon the evidence so that the authority of science is invoked for a secular view of the world.’
  • 38) ‘Moral indignation was invoked to support the violation.’
  • 39) ‘The question is the wisdom of proceeding without U.N. authority where we have invoked the resolutions of the U.N. as the basis for an attack.’
  • 40) ‘However Stephen Matthews lost some support when he invoked the women's suffrage movement.’
  • 41) ‘To make exclusions - to excuse the invaders - is to invoke a moral difference argument, which I don't believe a democracy can tolerate.’
  • 42) ‘Whereas others opted for one of the two theories by invoking arguments or authorities, Beguelin made a systematic search for experiments which he hoped would settle the dispute.’
  • 43) ‘Two other arguments are invoked in support of the rule.’
  • 44) ‘Dana's attorneys did try to make this argument, invoking a federal statute that allows damages awards for constitutional rights violations.’
  • 45) ‘Throughout his argument Lord Kingsland repeatedly invoked the well-recognised EC principles of legal certainty and proportionality.’
  • 46) ‘The King's Men apparently heard about Pavier's planned collection and invoked the protection of authority.’
  • 47) ‘Berrigan and Charnov invoke field data supporting such a correlation, but they call the appearance of a tradeoff between these two parameters a major puzzle.’
  • 48) ‘In support of this claim, they invoke the archaic Greeks, often citing Hesiod's Works and Days, among other classical sources.’
  • 49) ‘And those who support the penalty readily invoke the wishes of the grieving mother who cries out for the blood of her baby's killer.’
  • 50) ‘The author invokes the strength of medical authority to his denial of the negative impact on health intrinsic to the operation of such a smelter.’
  • 51) ‘It is a reflection of the degradation of public debate that political and medical authorities are now reduced to invoking the simplistic morality of children to make them feel good about themselves.’
  • 52) ‘Sir Rabbie Namaliu invoking the bygones be bygones argument says hammering out the agreement was a matter of discussion.’
  • 53) ‘Solomon invokes the term ‘stakeholder’ to dismiss Friedman's argument that the ethical responsibilities of business stop with stockholders.’
  • 54) ‘It will also be able to add quietly and effectively to its own wealth and to the wealth of its favorite groups, and without incurring the wrath that taxes often invoke.’
  • 55) ‘The only possible operation is to read data when Read-Only Mode is invoked.’
  • 56) ‘Can I use a Java application instead of a JSP (JavaServer Page) to invoke a servlet on an application server?’
  • 57) ‘This article describes the steps to change the default image editor application, which is invoked from the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.’
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