Examples of evoke in a Sentence
The old house evoked memories of his childhood.
His photographs evoke the isolation and solitude of the desert.
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Mechanical Art Deco motifs gave a 1920s flair to black froufrou gowns that evoked the paintings of Robert Delaunay.
Each scent of a treasured place to me evokes an embrace, a friendly hand on the shoulder at least.
With cinder-block walls brightened by pictures of horses that evoke this equestrian county, the nursing home offers crafts, bingo and other activities.
Fascinating reading, Dolnick’s book should evoke in us a sense of humility rather than amusement at the ignorance of the scientists of old.
That immediately evoked the secret White House recordings that led to Richard Nixon’s downfall during Watergate.
The outing evoked memories of right-hander Willie Glen, the only RailCats player with his number retired.
Ivanka and Jared’s three children, Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore, all have names that seem to evoke the Kennedy family.
The killing evoked heartache from Willson’s family.
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Synonym Discussion of evoke
EVOKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of evoke for English Language Learners
: to bring (a memory, feeling, image, etc.) into the mind
: to cause (a particular reaction or response) to happen
EVOKE Defined for Kids
Definition of evoke for Students
: to bring to mind The photos evoked memories of our trip.
Word Root of evoke
The Latin word vox, meaning “voice,” and the related word vocāre, meaning “to call”, give us the root voc or vok. Words from the Latin vox or vocāre have something to do with the voice or with calling. Anything vocal is produced by the voice. A vocation is the work that someone is called to do as a job. To evoke is to call forth. To invoke is to call on for aid or protection. To provoke is to call forth another's anger. The word voice also has vox as its root.
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