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English verb: evoke

1. evoke (emotion) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)


SamplesArouse pity.
Raise a smile.
Evoke sympathy.


Synonymsarouse, elicit, enkindle, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)anger, ask for, bruise, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, draw, excite, excite, fire up, heat, hurt, ignite, infatuate, inflame, injure, interest, invite, offend, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, prick, rekindle, shake, shake up, shame, spite, stimulate, stir, stir up, strike a chord, sweep over, touch a chord, untune, upset, wake, whelm, wound

2. evoke (creation) evoke or provoke to appear or occur


SamplesHer behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple.


Synonymscall forth, kick up, provoke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make


Narrower (hyponym)pick


Verb grouparouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir

3. evoke (creation) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)


SamplesWe drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant.


Synonymsdraw out, educe, elicit, extract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see

4. evoke (creation) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic


SamplesRaise the specter of unemployment.
He conjured wild birds in the air.
Call down the spirits from the mountain.


Synonymsarouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, invoke, put forward, raise, stir


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, bless, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict


Verb groupcall forth, evoke, kick up, provoke

5. evoke (communication) call to mind


SamplesThis remark evoked sadness.


Synonymspaint a picture, suggest


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)evince, express, show


Narrower (hyponym)imply, incriminate, inculpate, reek, smack, smell









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