Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of EVOKE

Pronunciation:  i'vowk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  call to mind or evoke
  2. [v]  call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
  3. [v]  evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
  4. [v]  deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
  5. [v]  call forth; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

EVOKE is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: arouse, arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, draw out, educe, elicit, elicit, enkindle, extract, fire, invoke, kindle, paint a picture, provoke, put forward, raise, raise, stir, suggest
 See Also: anger, ask for, bruise, cause, construe, create, create, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, do, draw, evince, excite, express, fire up, heat, hurt, ignite, imply, incriminate, inculpate, infatuate, inflame, injure, interest, interpret, invite, make, make, offend, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, pick, prick, reek, rekindle, see, shake, shake up, shame, show, smack, spite, stimulate, stir, stir up, sweep over, untune, upset, wake, whelm, wound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*voke"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evoked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Evoking}.] [L. evocare; e out + vocare to call, fr. vox,
vocis, voice: cf. F ['e]voquer. See {Voice}, and cf.
1. To call out; to summon forth.

         To evoke the queen of the fairies.    --T. Warton.

         A requlating discipline of exercise, that whilst
         evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to
         be wasted.                            --De Quincey.

2. To call away; to remove from one tribunal to another. [R.]
   ``The cause was evoked to Rome.'' --Hume.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ape, appear like, approach, approximate, arouse, awake, awaken, be like, be redolent of, bear resemblance, bid come, bring, bring about, bring back, bring forth, bring on, bring out, bring to life, bring to light, bring to mind, call, call away, call back, call for, call forth, call in, call out, call to mind, call together, call up, call up spirits, cause, character, characterize, cite, come close, come near, compare with, conjure, conjure up, conjure up spirits, contrive, convene, convoke, copy, correspond, counterfeit, deduce, delineate, demand, depict, derive, describe, drag out, draw, draw down, draw forth, draw on, draw out, educe, effect, elicit, evince, excite, express, extort, extract, favor, follow, get, get from, get out of, give words to, go back, go back over, hark back, imitate, indent, induce, inspire, instigate, invoke, lead, limn, look back, look like, match, milk, mimic, mind, mirror, motivate, muster, muster up, near, nearly reproduce, not tell apart, obtain, order up, outline, page, paint, parallel, partake of, picture, portray, preconize, procure, prompt, provoke, raise, raise ghosts, rally, recall, recall to mind, recapture, recollect, reevoke, reflect, remember, remind one of, render, represent, requisition, resemble, retrace, retrospect, review, review in retrospect, revive, rouse, savor of, secure, see in retrospect, seem like, send after, send for, serve, set forth, simulate, sketch, smack of, sound like, stack up with, stimulate, stir, subpoena, suggest, summon, summon forth, summon spirits, summon up, summons, superinduce, take after, think back, think of, use hindsight, waken, wangle, wangle out of, winkle out, worm out, worm out of, write