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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Each element is meant to evoke the jagged formations characterizing Bukkekjerka but also to encourage travelers to enjoy the scenery Norway is known for.
Moreover, Morissette was singing about the same feeling that the such classics of dramatic irony as Oedipus Rex were meant to evoke: the idea of life as a grand joke, and a sense of grim amusement at helplessness against fate.
Not wanting to divulge too many spoilers, Webster says her shows are meant to evoke the origin story of Nepenthe and the region’s connection to old Hollywood.
Posters are meant to evoke an emotional response from audiences and often show images that are not actually in the films.
At the beginning of the Mass for Double Choir by the Swiss composer Frank Martin, simple, flowing lines for the altos evoke the purity of Gregorian chant.
In these works, small details of sound and pattern evoke whiffs of warm-blooded presence that make the sense of loss more wrenching, and indeed eerie.
Both saxophonists evoke the concise, often clipped, syntax of Mr. Threadgill’s playing without resorting to mimicry: Mr. Filiú (who also plays alto flute) with an urgent intensity, and Mr. Macdonald through more of a narrative arc.
Ernesto Lopez of Waterbury cleverly evokes Puerto Rico in his artwork in the shape of dominoes, a popular pastime on the island.
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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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