[ UK /ɪvˈə‍ʊk/ ]
[ US /iˈvoʊk, ɪˈvoʊk/ ]
  1. evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple
  2. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant
  3. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    arouse pity
    evoke sympathy
    raise a smile
  4. call to mind
    this remark evoked sadness
  5. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    he conjured wild birds in the air
    raise the specter of unemployment
    call down the spirits from the mountain
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How To Use evoke In A Sentence

  • Now the word "prayer" to non-Muslim readers will evoke an image of people perhaps silently clasping their hands together, leaning forward in a pew, and either silently, to themselves, or in a quiet tone, speaking heartfeltly to God. David Horowitz Freedom Center
  • I think that while full-on female displays will evoke an easy and instinctual hormone rush -- which, as I said, might be a good complement to a melee brawl -- most intelligent people will agree that some sort of subtlety in sexuality is appealing on more levels simultaneously. Archive 2008-02-01
  • With names such as Codex Sinaiticus, the Macregol Gospels and the Valenciennes Apocalypse, they evoke lost empires and ancient monasteries as surely as archaeopteryx and ceratosaurus conjure up primeval swamps and forests. GetReligion
  • And we buck intreat as good as designate a saied Thomas Russell esquier as good as Frauncis Collins gent. to be overseers hereof, as good as buck revoke all former wills, as good as publishe this to be my final will as good as testament. Archive 2009-11-01
  • I would revoke all building codes other than those where a failure of a building can affect neighboring properties: requirements for fire-retardant materials in roofing materials, or inspections to assure the structural integrity of a building taller than its distance from the property line are the sorts of things that come immediately to mind. The Volokh Conspiracy » Does the Supposedly Superior Expertise of Regulators Justify Libertarian Paternalism?
  • He was back in jail last night after his probation licence was revoked. The Sun
  • Over the years, charted by his self-portraits, Rembrandt evokes varying aspects of character and the process of ageing itself.
  • Toledo'sdistinctive twisted streets and covered passageways evoke thecity's golden years as part of the Arab Empire.
  • Dio Cassius can scarcely be mistaken when he says that Tyre and Sidon were "enslaved" -- i.e. deprived of freedom -- by Augustus, [14477] who must certainly have revoked the privilege originally granted by Pompey. History of Phoenicia
  • Although Mr. Smith didn't fully solo until this last tune, throughout the set his polyrhythmic drumming evoked a movie with four subplots going at once, all of which, I'd be willing to wager, are better than the latest Harry Potter movie, even in 3D. The Sound Way Down in the Underground
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