Examples of evoke in a Sentence
The old house evoked memories of his childhood.
His photographs evoke the isolation and solitude of the desert.
Recent Examples of evoke from the Web
Steering is free of the prior Accent's numb feedback, and its quick ratio evokes the Yaris iA or Honda Fit.
Joe Klug’s scenic design marvelously evokes Notre Dame’s famed rose windows — and the whole theater helps sets the mood.
And later in life, when the paintings had run out, Jean Renoir wrote a memoir and evoked his father’s memory even more strongly.
Three white men have been arrested and charged with a host of crimes in connection with the grisly murder and dismemberment of two young Black men, an act many activists are saying evokes the history of lynching in this country.
Santa Ynez Inn Although designed to evoke a late 19th-century mansion, the Santa Ynez Inn ($249-$799) avoids Victorian fussiness.
The street names evoke its raw early days: On Calle Oficios (trades), artisans hammered leather boots and horseshoes.
And improvements to eyes, skin, and hair help bridge the uncanny valley, a term used to describe how digital humans who appear almost, but not quite human, evoke a feeling of unease in viewers.
Following the music performance, Barone and Kaufman will discuss how music can evoke a film’s mood, drive its pacing and reinforce emotional notes.
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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
Word Root of evoke
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