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Definition 1: call to mind - [verb of communication]

Samples where evoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this remark evoked sadness

Synonyms for evoke in the sense of this definition

(evoke is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

(... is a kind of evoke ) have an element suggestive (of something)

"his speeches smacked of racism" "this passage smells of plagiarism"

(... is a kind of evoke ) suggest that someone is guilty

Definition 2: evoke or provoke to appear or occur - [verb of creation]

Samples where evoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

Synonyms for evoke in the sense of this definition

(evoke is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(... is a kind of evoke ) provoke

"pick a fight or a quarrel"

(evoke has a similar meaning as ...) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

"raise the specter of unemployment" "he conjured wild birds in the air" "call down the spirits from the mountain"

Definition 3: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning) - [verb of creation]

Samples where evoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

Synonyms for evoke in the sense of this definition

(evoke is a kind of ...) make sense of; assign a meaning to

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

Definition 4: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic - [verb of creation]

Samples where evoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise the specter of unemployment
  • he conjured wild birds in the air
  • call down the spirits from the mountain

Synonyms for evoke in the sense of this definition

(evoke is a kind of ...) cause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively

"clicking on the icon calls up the program" "the author's description of the banquet called up delicious aromas" "running into an old friend summoned up memories of her childhood"

(... is a kind of evoke ) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

"The bad witch cursed the child"

(... is a kind of evoke ) give a benediction to

"The dying man blessed his son"

(evoke has a similar meaning as ...) evoke or provoke to appear or occur

"Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

Definition 5: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) - [verb of emotion]

Samples where evoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • arouse pity
  • raise a smile
  • evoke sympathy

Synonyms for evoke in the sense of this definition

(evoke is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of evoke ) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

(... is a kind of evoke ) hurt the feelings of

"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests" "This remark really bruised my ego"

(... is a kind of evoke ) cause to be ashamed

(... is a kind of evoke ) cause to lose one's composure

(... is a kind of evoke ) make angry

"The news angered him"

(... is a kind of evoke ) arouse or elicit a feeling

(... is a kind of evoke ) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

(... is a kind of evoke ) arouse or excite feelings and passions

"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor" "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world" "Wake old feelings of hatred"

(... is a kind of evoke ) to cause a sharp emotional pain

"The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"

(... is a kind of evoke ) arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way

"His new car has infatuated him" "love has infatuated her"

(... is a kind of evoke ) arouse again

"rekindle hopes" "rekindle her love"

(... is a kind of evoke ) elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.

"The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans" "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"

(... is a kind of evoke ) increase the likelihood of

"ask for trouble" "invite criticism"

(... is a kind of evoke ) evoke a reaction, response, or emotion

"this writer strikes a chord with young women" "The storyteller touched a chord"

(... is a kind of evoke ) excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

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