verb \i-ˈvōk\

: to bring (a memory, feeling, image, etc.) into the mind

: to cause (a particular reaction or response) to happen


Full Definition of EVOKE

transitive verb
:  to call forth or up: as
a :  conjure 2a <evoke evil spirits>
b :  to cite especially with approval or for support :  invoke
c :  to bring to mind or recollection <this place evokes memories>
:  to re-create imaginatively

Examples of EVOKE

  1. The old house evoked memories of his childhood.
  2. His photographs evoke the isolation and solitude of the desert.

Origin of EVOKE

French évoquer, from Latin evocare, from e- + vocare to call — more at vocation
First Known Use: circa 1622

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith


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