Associations to the word «Evoke»


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

Dictionary definition

EVOKE, verb. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy".
EVOKE, verb. Evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple".
EVOKE, verb. Deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant".
EVOKE, 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".
EVOKE, verb. Call to mind; "this remark evoked sadness".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle