Advertisement

evoke (v.)

"to call or summon forth or out," 1620s, from French évoquer or directly from Latin evocare "call out, rouse, summon," from assimilated form of ex "out" (see ex-) + vocare "to call" (from PIE root *wekw- "to speak"). Often more or less with a sense of "calling spirits," or being called by them. Of feelings, memories, etc., by 1856. Related: Evoked; evokes; evoking.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Definitions of evoke from WordNet

evoke (v.)
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);
evoke sympathy
Synonyms: arouse / elicit / enkindle / kindle / fire / raise / provoke
evoke (v.)
evoke or provoke to appear or occur;
Synonyms: provoke / call forth / kick up
evoke (v.)
deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning);
Synonyms: educe / elicit / extract / draw out
evoke (v.)
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic;
Synonyms: raise / conjure / conjure up / invoke / stir / call down / arouse / bring up / put forward / call forth
evoke (v.)
call to mind;
this remark evoked sadness
Synonyms: suggest / paint a picture
From wordnet.princeton.edu