from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tending or having the power to evoke.
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- adj. that evokes (brings to mind) a memory, mood or image; redolent or reminiscent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Calling forth; serving to evoke; developing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending or fitted to evoke or call forth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. serving to bring to mind
Max Rosenthal: Following last week's embarrassing controversy involving Marines displaying a flag with what appeared to be a Nazi insignia, American and Afghan soldiers have alleged that a base near Kandahar was named Combat Outpost 'Aryan,' a term evocative of Nazi rhetoric.
The word evocative has appeared in 364 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Oct. 2 in "When 'Glass Ceiling' Is a Positive," by Phil Patton:
Learn more about the word "evocative" and see usage examples across a range of subjects on the Vocabulary.com dictionary.
And it reflected a perspective that the man labelled "Premier Dad," a term evocative of his somewhat overbearing manner of trying to look out for Ontarians' interests, is physically incapable of shedding.
The kamikaze was literally the 'Wind of Heaven', a term evocative of the divine intervention which destroyed the Mongol fleet as it crossed the Yellow Sea.
Also evocative is Chabon's fascination with secret knowledge.
The surge (a word evocative of soft drinks and internet carriers) has sealed off the images of smashed doorways and roadside explosions.
Quindlen's lush descriptions of the splendor of the Blessing estate stand in evocative contrast to the rigidity of the upper-class mores that destroyed Lydia's and her brother's lives.
Just as it had been for characters in about 20 earlier western films, Waco stood as a name evocative of the American West.
Rich in evocative physical detail and timeless human insight.