Simple Definition of evoke
: to bring (a memory, feeling, image, etc.) into the mind
: to cause (a particular reaction or response) to happen
Examples of evoke
The old house evoked memories of his childhood.
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
Synonym Discussion of evoke
Rhymes with evoke
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