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VERB (5)

1. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);
- Example: "arouse pity"
- Example: "raise a smile"
- Example: "evoke sympathy"
[syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke]

2. evoke or provoke to appear or occur;
- Example: "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
[syn: provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up]

3. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning);
- Example: "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
[syn: educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out]

4. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic;
- Example: "raise the specter of unemployment"
- Example: "he conjured wild birds in the air"
- Example: "call down the spirits from the mountain"
[syn: raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth]

5. call to mind;
- Example: "this remark evoked sadness"
[syn: suggest, evoke, paint a picture]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Evoke \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. Evocate.] 1. To call out; to summon forth. [1913 Webster] To evoke the queen of the fairies. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster] A regulating discipline of exercise, that whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. To call away; to remove from one tribunal to another. [R.] "The cause was evoked to Rome." --Hume. Evolatic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

evoke v 1: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke] 2: evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple" [syn: provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up] 3: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant" [syn: educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out] 4: 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" [syn: raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth] 5: call to mind; "this remark evoked sadness" [syn: suggest, evoke, paint a picture]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

165 Moby Thesaurus words for "evoke": 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