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Verb: evoke  i'vowk
  1. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    "evoke sympathy";
    - arouse, elicit, enkindle [literary], kindle, fire, raise, provoke
  2. Make appear or occur
    "Her behaviour evoked a quarrel between the couple";
    - provoke, call forth, kick up [informal]
  3. Deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    "We evoked some interesting linguistic data from the native informant";
    - educe [formal], elicit, extract, draw out
  4. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    "evoke the spectre of unemployment";
    - raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
  5. Call to mind
    "this remark evoked sadness";
    - suggest, paint a picture

Derived forms: evoked, evoking, evokes

See also: take out

Type of: call up, cause, construe, create, do, engender, evince [formal], express, interpret, make, see, show, summon

Encyclopedia: Evoke