Meaning of evoke

e•voke

Pronunciation: (i-vōk'), [key]
— e•voked, e•vok•ing.
  1. to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.): to evoke a memory.
  2. to elicit or draw forth: His comment evoked protests from the shocked listeners.
  3. to call up; cause to appear; summon: to evoke a spirit from the dead.
  4. to produce or suggest through artistry and imagination a vivid impression of reality: a short passage that manages to evoke the smells, colors, sounds, and shapes of that metropolis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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