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evoke

e·voke

evoke

 
 
pronunciation:
ih vok [or] i vok
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: evoked, evokes, evoking
definition 1: to call forth or bring out (an image, memory, response, or the like) in the mind or in action.
The music in this slow passage evokes images of a drowsy summer's day.His teaching evoked his students' creativity.
synonyms:
draw, educe, elicit
similar words:
arouse, call, excite, inspire, provoke, stimulate, stir up, suggest, summon
definition 2: to cause to appear; summon; conjure.
He claimed to be able to evoke spirits of the dead.
synonyms:
conjure, invoke, summon
similar words:
call, induce, invite, raise, rouse, stir
derivation: evoker (n.)
Word Parts
The word evoke contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.