evoke

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v evoke call to mind "this remark evoked sadness"
    • v evoke 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"
    • v evoke deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning) "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
    • v evoke evoke or provoke to appear or occur "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
    • v evoke call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) "arouse pity","raise a smile","evoke sympathy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Evoke To call away; to remove from one tribunal to another. "The cause was evoked to Rome."
    • Evoke To call out; to summon forth. "To evoke the queen of the fairies.""A regulating discipline of exercise, that whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • evoke To call or summon forth or out.
    • evoke To call away; remove from one tribunal to another.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Evoke e-vōk′ to call out: to draw out or bring forth
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. evocare,; e, out + vocare, to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F évoquer,. See Voice, and cf. Evocate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. evocāree, out, and vocāre, to call.

Usage

In literature:

Wit we have, and an abundance of grim humour, which evokes anything but mirth.
"Some Private Views" by James Payn
All will recall in some elaborate transformation scene how quietly and gradually it is evoked.
"A History of Pantomime" by R. J. Broadbent
He abandoned his airy pretense that the affair could possibly evoke her enthusiasm.
"The Fortieth Door" by Mary Hastings Bradley
The total at the foot evoked a low whistle from Connie.
"Lady Connie" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I would say more of my seances and all the recollections they evoke, were I not impatient to get back to du Maurier and to Malines.
"In Bohemia with Du Maurier" by Felix Moscheles
The environment of the plant evokes that content, but it adds nothing to it.
"Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher" by Henry Jones
The picture which she evoked was one to blind him as with a glory of sunlight.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
No doubt there is a law written on men's hearts which evokes a lower measure of the same consciousness of sin.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
The heightening of the attraction is, indeed, a logical outcome of the fear of evoking disgust.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
I may observe, however, that the analytical chemist who first evoked S.W.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
But the voice is not usually in itself an adequate or powerful method of evoking sexual emotion in a man.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
It is by a pseudo-atavism that this phallicism is evoked in the exhibitionist.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Their rich dazzle of burnished enamel, the purring hum of their great tires, evokes applause from the Urchin.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
All the life in her dainty person, her glancing eyes, and small, smiling lips rose, as it were, to meet the stir that she evoked.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Her cordial look, the pretty gesture of her head, evoked in Anderson a start of pleasure.
"Lady Merton, Colonist" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Like the art of Verlaine, the art of Pachmann is one wholly of suggestion; his fingers state nothing, they evoke.
"Plays, Acting and Music" by Arthur Symons
Eustache brought the master of Florentine magic, the irresistible evoker of demons and larvae, Francesco Prelati.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
The first purposive movements of the child's limbs are carried out in order to evoke tactile sensations.
"The Nervous Child" by Hector Charles Cameron
No one but Tintoretto could have evoked the fiend in his 'Temptation of Christ.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The scene he evokes is contemporaneous, and there it is, we can see it as well as he can.
"The Craft of Fiction" by Percy Lubbock
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In poetry:

"Yet lovely dreams could I evoke
Of future happiness and fame--
I did not bow to kiss the yoke,
But welcom'd every joy that came.
"The Lay Of Marie - Canto Second" by Matilda Betham
Evoking the solemnest hopes and fears
From our being's higher part;
Dimming the eyes with radiant tears
That flow from a spell bound heart?
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Each one of them I can evoke.
The year is to midwinter moving,
The roofs are dripping, roads are soaked,
And on the ice the sun is brooding.
"Unique Days" by Boris Pasternak
I see his Shape who should have led these ranks--
GARFIELD I see whose presence had evoked
The stormy rapture of a Nation's thanks--
His chariot stands unyoked!
"Arms And The Man - The Dead Statesman" by James Barron Hope
O King of the Kingdom that hails Thy name
Since first to the void Thou spakest,
Evoking the light that from darkness came,
Accept this plea to expunge my shame
As rite of memorial.
"For The Day Of Memorial" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Of old, 'twas life evoking ardent will;
And hell's red cross and Heaven's cross of white
Each marched, with gleam of steely armours' light.
Through streams of blood, to heavens of victory still.
"The Rope-Maker" by Emile Verhaeren

In news:

The very mention of its name evokes something close to revulsion, and its every move elicits unwavering scrutiny.
Is Pollan just talking about wood here, or is he snobbishly evoking a mouthfeel of the South in general.
PCPA's 'Wizard of Oz' uses inventive stagecraft to evoke wonder and imagination.
Schoeller's searching portraits evoke more detail -- and more stimulation .
Midlife crises tend to evoke the same images: red sports cars, hair plugs, letters of resignation.
Andy Griffith evoked, stylized small-town America.
Their scent is unmistakable, and like many floral scents, evokes memories of the past.
You can still relive the simple beauty of advancing right online at places like AdultSwim.com, but for many the side-scroller evokes a sense of nostalgia.
But while the latter correspond to every visitor's image of France, tea parlors tend to evoke England.
Perhaps you found some blue tiles to evoke the French countryside, or a Turkish temple.
Beyond the howling wind, closed schools and canceled flights, Hurricane Sandy evoked a fear of what might be among East Coast residents.
Shuddering houses, falling limbs evoke storm fears.
Schoeller's searching portraits evoke more detail -- and more stimulation.
Monster messes evoke wonder, frustration.
Murphy's returns evoke memories of Maclin.
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In science:

Kracklauer : Probability in Quantum Mechanics The Born interpretation of the wave function as a entity whose intensity is a probability density evokes two issues: Reconciling the conflict between the incompleteness implicit in all definitions of a probability with the generally accepted view that QM itself is complete.
Foundations of Probability and Physics, Round table
The SED pilot wave differers from its predecessor as introduced by De Broglie in that it is modulation on Zitterbewegung which is in turn evoked by a stochastic classical electromagnetic background.
Foundations of Probability and Physics, Round table
In this paradigm, it is argued that relative motion through the background evokes a modulation at the scale of De Broglie waves on a Brownian zitter motion on the scale of Compton wavelengths.
Foundations of Probability and Physics, Round table
While this may appear to be a controversy merely evoking strongly stated positions among a small segment of the community, it has important physics consequences [23 ].
Workshop Summary
As if not yet sufficient, I soon realized that it is futile to strive for a summary that evokes the spirit of a meeting to its full and proper extent.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
The automatic generation of adequate explanations is a task essential in planning, diagnosis and natural language processing. A system doing inference must be able to explain its findings and recommendations to evoke a user’s confidence.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
One of the great unsolved puzzles in particle physics revolves around the generation of mass: how do particles become massive? this question is answered in the context of the Standard Model by the Higgs mechanism, which is evoked to break electroweak symmetry.
Top and Higgs Physics at the Tevatron
Alternatively, we can evoke special relativity and say that there is a difference how the world looks for a moving arrow and for an arrow at rest : they have different planes of simultaneity.
Zeno meets modern science
In turn, this further evokes forebodings of scepticism and fear, reminding her of Pauli’s (in)famous remark that “this theory is so bad, it’s not even wrong”.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
To ensure that this factor is treated accurately, the standard semiclassical condition εF ≫ /τel evoked by GZ is not sufficient, since inside the Fermi function the largeness of  ¯ε is cancel led by the largeness of εF .
Influence Functional for Decoherence of Interacting Electrons in Disordered Conductors
In particular, it will be shown to include as particular cases the PPN extensions as well as the already evoked modifications of Newton force law.
Long range gravity tests and the Pioneer anomaly
This can be made quantitative by evoking measures from statistical spectroscopy, namely, the closer the correlation coefficient between two interactions is to unity the more similar their spectra with the two coinciding within a rescaling factor when the correlation coefficient is unity.
Underlying symmetries of realistic interactions and the nuclear many-body problem
Kolmogorov) spectra evoke a number of fundamental physical ideas that lie at the heart of the turbulence theory: universality of small-scale physics, energy cascade, locality of interactions, etc.
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
The notation is supposed to evoke the commutative diagram above.
Krull dimension for limit groups II: aligning JSJ decompositions
Concerning physics The conceptual difficulties often encountered in thermodynamics are somewhat reduced when the considerations just evoked are inserted in the equations dealing with the second law.
Thermodynamics and Relativity: Possible Consequences of their Close Link
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