evoke

[ ih-vohk ]SEE DEFINITION OF evoke

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EVOKE

And all of us have like wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.

I am not only to suppress the evil, but to evoke the good elements in my nature.

There was a child in Marcia, and she could evoke it when she pleased.

You must evoke for that task those who have already gone there.

We have found that, properly understood, there is nothing in it to evoke our pessimism.

The mere sight of a loaf of bread anywhere was enough to evoke guffaws.

There are sights and sounds which evoke a vision, an echo, of Newport and Saratoga.

Many are mystic—to evoke apparitions from the past or future.

I drove with him twice on his rounds, and there was not a place that did not evoke some memory.

The aim of His act of blessing is to evoke in our hearts the love that praises.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from French évoquer or directly from Latin evocare "call out, rouse, summon" (see evocation). Often more or less with a sense of "calling spirits," or being called by them. Related: Evoked; evokes; evoking.

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