Evoke - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈvoʊk|  American pronunciation of the word evoke
Brit.  |ɪˈvəʊk|  British pronunciation of the word evoke


- call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)(syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, fire, kindle, provoke, raise)

evoke sympathy

- evoke or provoke to appear or occur (syn: provoke)
- deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning) (syn: educe, elicit, extract)
- summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic (syn: arouse, conjure, invoke, raise, stir)
- call to mind(syn: suggest)

this remark evoked sadness


The old house evoked memories of his childhood.

His photographs evoke the isolation and solitude of the desert.

The photographs evoked strong memories of our holidays in France.

His appearance is bound to evoke sympathy.

Her speech evoked a hostile response.

The poem is an evocation of lost love.

...a gentle jester, the cartoonist more often tries to evoke a broad smile than a hearty guffaw...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: evoke
he/she/it: evokes
present participle: evoking
past tense: evoked
past participle: evoked
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