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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.
Le dirigeant palestinien Mahmoud Abbas a prevenu hier jeudi qu'il tenait pour un "engagement" du President americain Barack Obama son evocation a la tribune des Nations unies.
Brenda Chamberlain's contemplative account of her life among the peasants on the Greek island of Ydra in the early 1960s is a gorgeous evocation that holds you from the first startling sentence, as Shani Rhys-James points out in a foreword that is resonant with admiration.
However, it considered that the use of the term Parmesan' constitutes an evocation of the PDO Parmigiano Reggiano'.
a "safer place to live," despite their obvious xenophobia and the evocation of the Spanish word for cockroach.
Brilliantly executed, the performance was distinguished by slowly mounting power, lushness and rich evocation.
Both male and female YAs will be able to relate to it, and the tale's brevity and evocation of strong emotions will give it appeal to reluctant readers as well.
A primary source work of occult manuscripts, illustrated with black- and-white charts and diagrams, A Treatise on Angel Magic includes the hierarchies of fallen angels, evocation of the Nature Spirits, and John Dee's Enochian system of Angel conjuration.
A wistful evocation of the many facets of Alaska's soul.
4), the evocation of sounds by Franz Liszt (Cloches du soir) and the innovative concepts of harmony and timbre developed by Edvard Grieg (Klokkenklang).