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evoke - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'evoke' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Evoke [ v. t.]
- To call out; to summon forth.
- To call away; to remove from one tribunal to another.

Meaning of 'evoke' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . evoke [ v]
Meaning (1):
- call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
Example in sentence:
  • arouse pity;
  • evoke sympathy;
  • raise a smile
Meaning (2):
- summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
Example in sentence:
  • call down the spirits from the mountain;
  • he conjured wild birds in the air;
  • raise the specter of unemployment
Meaning (3):
- evoke or provoke to appear or occur
Example in sentence:
  • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple
Meaning (4):
- call to mind
Example in sentence:
  • His words echoed John F. Kennedy;
  • this remark evoked sadness
Meaning (5):
- deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
Example in sentence:
  • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant