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 (ĕv′ə-kā′shən, ē′və-)
1. The act of evoking.
2. Creation anew through the power of the memory or imagination.

ev′o·ca′tor n.


1. the act or an instance of evoking
2. (Law) French law the transference of a case from an inferior court for adjudication by a higher tribunal
3. (Biology) another word for induction6
[C17: from Latin ēvocātiō a calling forth, from ēvocāre to evoke]
evocable adj


(ˌɛv əˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌi voʊˈkeɪ-)

an act or instance of evoking; a calling forth: the evocation of old memories.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
ev′o•ca`tor, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evocation - imaginative re-creation
imagery, imaging, mental imagery, imagination - the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination"
2.evocation - calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantationsevocation - calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
conjuring, conjury, conjuration, invocation - calling up a spirit or devil
exorcism, dispossession - freeing from evil spirits
3.evocation - stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors; "the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"
stimulant, stimulus, stimulation, input - any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
إسْتِحْضار، إثارَه، إسْتِثارَه
vakning, framköllun
hayalinde canlandırma


[ˌevəˈkeɪʃən] Nevocación f


[ˌiːvəʊˈkeɪʃən ˈɛvəʊˈkeɪʃən] n (= depiction) → évocation f


nHeraufbeschwören nt, → Wachrufen nt


[ˌɛvəˈkeɪʃn] nevocazione f


(iˈvəuk) verb
1. to cause or produce (especially a response, reaction etc). His letter in the newspaper evoked a storm of protest.
2. to bring into the mind. A piece of music can sometimes evoke (memories of) the past.
ˌevoˈcation (evəˈkeiʃn) , (ivouʃkeiʃn) noun
evocative (iˈvokətiv) adjective
tending to evoke memories etc.
References in classic literature ?
I seemed at any rate, for an instant, to see their evocation of her as distinctly as I had seen her by the pond; and I brought out with decision: "It must have been also what SHE wished
Of course in this great house you must have a second kitchen, and my servant, who is a wonderfully handy fellow" (this personage was an evocation of the moment), "can easily cook me a chop there.
You wanted to make the supper-table pretty; and you waited till my back was turned, and took the thing I set most store by of anything I've got, and wouldn't never use it, not even when the minister come to dinner, or Aunt Martha Pierce come over from Bettsbridge-" Zeena paused with a gasp, as if terrified by her own evocation of the sacrilege.
Over the last decade, he has created a series of diverse dance programs, from "classical" story ballets on literary subjects to modern dance dramas: the tragic lives of Nomi, the pop star in the Mickey Mouse mask; French sculptor Camille Claudel, the unfortunate sister of poet Paul Claudel and lover/companion of Auguste Rodin; and a jazzy evocation of the golden age of American show biz a la Hollywood.
In translating the love poems to Tomasso de' Cavalieri, Saslow manages to convey their gutsy urgency, especially in his evocation of mutual passion in no.
At a moment when government-sanctioned acts of torture have made it to the front page, these flayed forms feel pointedly contemporary--for their evocation not of the humiliated victims but of the monstrous perpetrators.
On Sunday night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, this alternatingly contrived and brilliant musical evocation of Christ's Passion, modeled after the form perfected by Bach some 280 years ago, received its local premiere, in a performance of deep integrity and commitment by Grant Gershon and Los Angeles Master Chorale.
While the remnants of recordings and documentation available as source material to the producers of this collection were wildly haphazard, the Project succeeds in creating a powerful evocation of a time and culture gone by.
The show was a reminder and evocation of the great days of rail travel in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
What this Cinderella makes clear is that Paeper's talents as a choreographer lie in the successful deployment of ensembles and in exaggerated character effects--not in the actual composition of movement and a consequent evocation of personality or motivation.
I could go on caviling with Adelman's Presentation--including the evocation of the ghost of Othello's mother--but these are minor matters in relation to such an intellectually challenging and brilliant book.
Lacking the strong metaphoric associations of bicycle-taxi drivers or New Year's dragons, or the absurdity of painting en plein eau, the evocation of national memory and historical flux becomes brittlely allegorical and the slow, underwater lyricism less hypnotic than merely dawdling.