from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To summon or call forth: actions that evoked our mistrust.
- transitive v. To call to mind by naming, citing, or suggesting: songs that evoke old memories.
- transitive v. To create anew, especially by means of the imagination: a novel that evokes the Depression in accurate detail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cause the manifestation of something (emotion, picture, etc.) in someone's mind or imagination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To call out; to summon forth.
- transitive v. To call away; to remove from one tribunal to another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To call or summon forth or out.
- To call away; remove from one tribunal to another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. call to mind
- v. evoke or provoke to appear or occur
- v. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
- v. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
- v. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
Latin ēvocāre : ē-, ex-, ex- + vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ēvocō ("callout, summon"), from ex ("out") and vocō ("call") (confer English "voice"), via French évoquer. (Wiktionary)