evoke evoke  /ɪ ˈvoʊk/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  2. (v) evoke or provoke to appear or occur
  3. (v) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
  4. (v) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
  5. (v) call to mind

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Faraway places evoke the bittersweet flavor of a young authors homeland.
  2. So will futurist adventures that evoke the splendor of the movie past.
  3. And scents, experiments have shown, can evoke an array of sensations.

News

  1. Julie Shipp's Abstract Paintings Point To The Sky

    Richly atmospheric and brilliantly colored, Julie Shipp’s abstract paintings evoke dramatic moments of sunlight shining through storm clouds or the disorienting sensation of floating, in an emerald sea without knowing which way is up or down. Partly inspired by 19th-century landscapes, her work can be described as “Turneresque,” but unlike J.M.W. Turner’s atmospheric paintings, Shipp leaves out ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Antonio Current

  2. TravelCenters officially launches Citizen Driver award program

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has launched its Citizen Driver award program designed to recognize professional drivers who evoke public respect for the truck driving profession through good citizenship, safety, community involvement, health and wellness and leadership.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Trucker

  3. Music Site Launches Songs for a Positive World Shift

    Music Shifts is a new website that merges audiences' love of music with the need to evoke positive change at the personal and global level. Today is the launch of "With An Angel's Touch" the first in a series of songs to be launched on MusicShifts.com. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10812085.htm
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "Threatening Israel with destruction -- or repeating vile stereotypes about Jews -- is deeply wrong and only serves to evoke in the minds of Israelis this most painful of memories while preventing the peace that the people of this region...
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

  2. "In a world where some evoke the name of God to justify acts of terror and murder and hate, we need your message that God is love. And embracing this love is the surest way to save man from falling prey to the teaching of fanaticism and...
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Times Online

  3. Realizing these mistakes, Schultz believes it's time to "get back to the core and make the changes necessary to evoke the heritage, the tradition, and the passion that we all have for the true Starbucks experience."
    on Feb 26, 2007 By: Howard Schultz Source: BloggingStocks (blog)

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