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e·voke

 (ĭ-vōk′)
tr.v. e·voked, e·vok·ing, e·vokes
1. To give rise to; draw forth; produce: words that evoked a smile; actions that evoked mistrust.
2. To call to mind, as by suggestion, association, or reference: songs that evoke old memories; a speech that evoked the words of Jefferson.
3. To create anew, especially by means of the imagination: a novel that accurately evokes the Depression.
4. To summon by magical or supernatural power; conjure.

[Latin ēvocāre : ē-, ex-, ex- + vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]

ev′o·ca·ble (ĕv′ə-kə-bəl, ĭ-vō′kə-) adj.
Synonyms: evoke, educe, elicit
These verbs mean to draw forth or bring out something latent, hidden, or unexpressed: a smell that evoked childhood memories; words that educed powerful emotions in the listeners; tried to elicit the truth from the reluctant witness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.evoked - called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation; "evoked potentials"; "an elicited response"
induced - brought about or caused; not spontaneous; "a case of steroid-induced weakness"
References in classic literature ?
He said it with admirable serenity, with positive unimpeachable gaiety; and doubtless it was that very note that most evoked for me the poignancy, the unnatural childish tragedy, of his probable reappearance at the end of three months with all this bravado and still more dishonor.
He taught the weekly singing-school (then a feature of village life) in half a dozen neighboring towns, he played the violin and "called off" at dances, or evoked rich harmonies from church melodeons on Sundays.
But besides this feeling of respect, Pfuel evoked pity in Prince Andrew.
The situation, the long patience, the hope against hope, dignified and beautified the nature of the Italian writers of that day, and evoked from them a quality which I was too little trained in their school to appreciate.
Having finished the paper, a second cup of coffee and a roll and butter, he got up, shaking the crumbs of the roll off his waistcoat; and, squaring his broad chest, he smiled joyously: not because there was anything particularly agreeable in his mind--the joyous smile was evoked by a good digestion.
Visual evoked brain stem auditory evoked recording apparatus and vestibular evoked miogeniniu recording machine.
US actress Cameron Diaz has apologised for wearing a bag with a political slogan that evoked painful memories in Peru.
There was no discernable underlying narrative, but at times the 12 dancers evoked an underwater reef of swaying sea grass or a flock of birds shifting directions with a gust of wind.
There are so many different reactions evoked in those being disciplined.
The subject--indeed, even a trace of subjectivity--is evoked from the most banal of gestures, the specific born of the everyday.
She evoked another legend with Roy Orbison's ``Crying,'' a song she recorded with the rock icon before his death.
He does not customarily deprive himself of the opportunity to follow whatever associations are evoked by a given strand of thought or narrative; I wish he had been more explicit about the larger issues the blighting of La Fontaine's career obviously evokes for him.