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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 evoke /ɪˈvok/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·voke v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evoked p. pr. & vb. n. Evoking.]
 1. To call out; to summon forth.
    To evoke the queen of the fairies.   --T. Warton.
    A regulating discipline of exercise, that whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted.   --De Quincey.
 2. To call away; to remove from one tribunal to another. [R.] “The cause was evoked to Rome.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse
           pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse,
            elicit, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise, provoke]
      2: call forth; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the
         couple" [syn: provoke, call forth, kick up]
      3: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out
         some interesting linguistic data from the native
         informant" [syn: educe, elicit, extract, draw out]
      4: evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the
         specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the
         air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from
         the mountain" [syn: raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke,
          stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward,
          call forth]
      5: call to mind or evoke [syn: suggest, paint a picture]