evoke

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From French évoquer, from Latin ēvocō (to call out, summon), from ex (out) and vocō (call). Akin to voice.

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evoke (third-person singular simple present evokes, present participle evoking, simple past and past participle evoked)

  1. To cause the manifestation of something (emotion, picture, etc.) in someone's mind or imagination.
    Being here evokes long forgotten memories.
    Seeing this happen equally evokes fear and anger in me.
    The book evokes a detailed and lively picture of what life was like in the 19th century.

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