Definitions for evokeɪˈvoʊk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•vokeɪˈvoʊk(v.t.)e•voked, e•vok•ing.

  1. to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.).

  2. to elicit or draw forth:

    His comment evoked many protests.

  3. to suggest through artistry and imagination:

    a poem that evokes sounds and images of urban life.

  4. to call up; cause to appear; summon:

    to evoke a spirit from the dead.

Origin of evoke:

1615–25; < L ēvocāre=ē-e - +vocāre to call (akin to vōxvoice )

e•vok′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke(verb)

    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

    "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

  2. provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up(verb)

    evoke or provoke to appear or occur

    "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

  3. educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out(verb)

    deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

    "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

  4. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth(verb)

    summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

    "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"

  5. suggest, evoke, paint a picture(verb)

    call to mind

    "this remark evoked sadness"

Wiktionary

  1. evoke(Verb)

    To cause the manifestation of something (emotion, picture, etc.) in someone's mind or imagination.

  2. Origin: From evoco, from ex and voco (confer English "voice"), via French évoquer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evoke(verb)

    to call out; to summon forth

  2. Evoke(verb)

    to call away; to remove from one tribunal to another

Freebase

  1. Evoke

    Evoke is the second largest demoparty held annually in Germany. Since 1997, Evoke takes place in the region of Cologne and is organized by Digitale Kultur e.V. Each year this computer festival attracts visitors from around the world and is known for high-quality entries in their competitions. Attendees of Evoke tend to appreciate its "familiar feeling"; contrary to other demoparties such as Assembly, almost every visitor knows everyone else. The main corporate sponsor of Evoke is Intel and it is also supported by the Cultural Office of Cologne. Like some other demoparties, Evoke has a motto each year. The location, the competitions and other things have to match it. In 2004, Evoke expanded to open up to the public with the Evoke Netlabel Night, where several prominent netlabels performed live. This add-on event was meant to cross over and draw in visitors who were not previously familiar or involved with the demoscene. This kind of sub-event is being continued in 2007 with the Evoke Tracks.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'evoke' in Verbs Frequency: #1101


Translations for evoke

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

evoke(verb)

to cause or produce (especially a response, reaction etc)

His letter in the newspaper evoked a storm of protest.

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