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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In his work, Mack creates intricate compositions that echo aspects of movement and the urban grid, while Hudson’s works evoke the topographic — mapping devastation and rejuvenation.
Designer Simon Porte Jacquemus and his La Bomba spring 2018 collection is partly responsible, with its gigantic shoulder-grazing headgear that defied gravity (and practicality) and evoked the luxurious feel of a beachside vacation.
And, the officials argue, associations with Russia will evoke not politics but romance, classical music and ballet.
The one-lane, 112-year-old bridge has long served as both a literal entrance to the village and a symbolic bridge to the earlier time that the community evokes with its throwback shops and old-timey feel.
That’s made the whole controversy feel a lot more dangerous, evoking an incident where a gunman invaded Pizzagate target restaurant Comet Ping Pong.
By definition the absolutism of utopia—a society in which everything is absolutely right— evokes the same absolutism with which a totalitarian society replaces any semblance of a moral compass.
Taking heavy inspiration from the kit Kevin Keegan's Toon Army donned in the 1995/96 season, Newcastle's new shirt evokes memories of that classic season when the likes of Peter Beardsley, Les Ferdinand and David Ginola all featured for the Magpies.
The packaging certainly evokes summer, with a bold pink-and-yellow motif (including a whimsical banana print) that calls to mind strawberry-banana smoothies on the beach.
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evoke or invoke?
Don’t feel bad if you have difficulty remembering the difference between evoke and invoke, as the words are quite similar in many ways and have considerable overlap in meaning. However, the words do differ, and you would not want to substitute one for the other. Invoke is used of putting into effect or calling upon such things as laws, authority, or privilege (“the principal invoked a rule forbidding students from asking questions”). Evoke is primarily used in the sense “to call forth or up” and is often found in connection with such things as memories, emotions, or sympathy.
Synonym Discussion of evoke
- educed order out of chaos
- a song that evokes warm memories
- careful questioning elicited the truth
- extracted a confession from him
- extorted their cooperation by threatening to inform
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
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