transitive verb (evoked; evoking) Etymology: French évoquer, from Latin evocare, from e- + vocare to call — more at vocation Date: circa 1622 1. to call forth or up: as a. conjure 2a <
evoke evil spirits
b. to cite especially with approval or for support ; invoke c. to bring to mind or recollection <
this place evokes memories
2. to recreate imaginatively Synonyms: see educe

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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