verb (used with object), e·voked, e·vok·ing.
- evoked potential,
- evoked response,
- evolution of carbon dioxide
Origin of evoke
Examples from the Web for evoke
At Michigan, he would be a formidable recruiter, able to evoke the tradition of his former iconic coach, Bo Schembechler.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is|Jesse Lawrence|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thankfully, the piece did not try to evoke the Internet through tired dance gestures or pseudo-digital music.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in another letter we hear the director who knows how to evoke that torment from his actor and put it on screen.
This was done not too far after we had all the anthrax letters going around, so it does evoke that in an office environment.NCIS’s 11th Anniversary: Michael Weatherly’s Top 10 Moments|Michael Weatherly|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is a horrifying thought that my face, my actions, or my personality can evoke feelings of sorrow in others.34 Years Later, Gunshots Still Echo From a Senseless Killing|Michael Daly|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Successive uniform stimuli now evoke uniform and equal positive responses, that is to say, there is no fatigue.Response in the Living and Non-Living|Jagadis Chunder Bose
So you think it is possible to evoke the dead in some more tangible form than that of an instructive ghost?Figures of Earth|James Branch Cabell
These are questions ever rising to his mind; and what contrivance, what preparation, what spirit of exigency do they evoke!One Of Them|Charles James Lever
Something struck the wall of the bell jar hard enough to evoke a clear, sharp, resonant note.Attrition|Jim Wannamaker
Even in the daytime she attains to the maximum of horror that a spectral figure can evoke.Egypt (La Mort De Philae)|Pierre Loti
Word Origin for evoke
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.