What does evoke mean?

Definitions for evokeɪˈvoʊk

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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"


  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

  3. Origin: [L. evocare; e out + vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F voquer. See Voice, and cf. Evocate.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Evoke

    e-vōk′, v.t. to call out: to draw out or bring forth.—v.t. Ev′ocate, to call up (spirits) from the dead.—n. Evocā′tion. [L. evocāree, out, and vocāre, to call.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evoke in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evoke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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