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Other Evoke Definition

[v] call to mind or evoke
[v] call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
[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"
[v] deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
[v] call forth; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

Misc. Definitions

\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. 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.

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