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
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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
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