Definition of evoke verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

evoke

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈvəʊk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvoʊk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they evoke
BrE BrE//ɪˈvəʊk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvoʊk//
 
he / she / it evokes
BrE BrE//ɪˈvəʊks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvoʊks//
 
past simple evoked
BrE BrE//ɪˈvəʊkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvoʊkt//
 
past participle evoked
BrE BrE//ɪˈvəʊkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvoʊkt//
 
-ing form evoking
BrE BrE//ɪˈvəʊkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvoʊkɪŋ//
 
 
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evoke something (formal) to bring a feeling, a memory or an image into your mind The music evoked memories of her youth. His case is unlikely to evoke public sympathy. Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense invoke a spirit or deity): from Latin evocare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of, from’ + vocare ‘to call’.Extra examples Her face, though sad, still evoked a feeling of serenity. Music can be used to evoke childhood. The novel vividly evokes the life of the Irish in Australia. narrative techniques that are intended to evoke sympathy from the reader products that help evoke an old-fashioned mood the actor’s ability to evoke a variety of emotions
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