Definition of 'evoke'
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The pictures had been chosen because they evoked emotion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The plot sounds ludicrous, but the overwhelming power of Giselle is its capacity to evoke emotion and its ability to breach divides. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Trees evoke such powerful emotions in some people that they write books about them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Since they are visual memories they may be evoked by specific situations which evoke the memory. Know Your Own Mind (1991)Your description of how you feel evokes a real sense of claustrophobia. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Music is a very powerful medium which evokes various feelings and emotions. Working with Teenagers (1994)The stern regime evoked mixed emotions from past pupils. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The music certainly evokes his sense of wonder at teeming natural worlds observed for the first time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It does not evoke feelings or frames of mind. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are superficial similarities in that both deal with the advertising industry and both eloquently evoke their period. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Those signature loops of white against a dark background that seem so instinctive and simple evoke complex emotions. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It vividly evokes the scenes that unfolded around Milton. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Too often the emotion it evokes in others is fear, not the sympathy it deserves. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He also had a Dickensian gift for evoking the same feeling in others. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sometimes, looking at a photograph evokes better emotions than actually being there. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In this painting, the harmony of rich tones evokes a sense of the marital relationship it depicts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He evokes the period by filling the screen with so much swirling dust that you spend half the film trying to stifle a sneeze. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I could rattle off a dozen more scenes that evoke the same reactions. Christianity Today (2000)A physical object evokes a helpless sense of childhood itself. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To young people accustomed to weekend trips to the places depicted, the fear evoked by such scenes is alien. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Being alone in the office with her boss evoked the scene with the father and the sense of enigmatic, inexplicable menace. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Do I perhaps lavish them with gifts to evoke some sense of guilt? Times, Sunday Times (2010) Period dramas evoke a bygone age which enhance property values, say lenders Halifax. The Sun (2015)Beer is best on context, and her book vividly evokes the scenes that unfolded around Milton. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'evoke'
British English: evoke VERB
To evoke a particular emotion or response means to cause it to occur.
...the scene evoking memories of those old films.
Definition of evoke from the Collins English Dictionary
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