Dictionary.com

evoke

[ ih-vohk ]
/ ɪˈvoʊk /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: evoke / evoked / evokes / evoking on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), e·voked, e·vok·ing.

to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.): to evoke a memory.
to elicit or draw forth: His comment evoked protests from the shocked listeners.
to call up; cause to appear; summon: to evoke a spirit from the dead.
to produce or suggest through artistry and imagination a vivid impression of reality: a short passage that manages to evoke the smells, colors, sounds, and shapes of that metropolis.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of evoke

1615–25; <Latin ēvocāre, equivalent to ē-e-1 + vocāre to call (akin to vōxvoice)

OTHER WORDS FROM evoke

e·vok·er, nounun·e·voked, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for evoke

British Dictionary definitions for evoke

evoke
/ (ɪˈvəʊk) /

verb (tr)

to call or summon up (a memory, feeling, etc), esp from the past
to call forth or provoke; produce; elicithis words evoked an angry reply
to cause (spirits) to appear; conjure up

Derived forms of evoke

evocable (ˈɛvəkəbəl), adjectiveevoker, noun

Word Origin for evoke

C17: from Latin ēvocāre to call forth, from vocāre to call

undefined evoke

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now