Pronunciation: (i-vōk'),[key] —v.t.,e•voked, e•vok•ing. 1. to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.): to evoke a memory. 2. to elicit or draw forth: His comment evoked protests from the shocked listeners. 3. to call up; cause to appear; summon: to evoke a spirit from the dead. 4. to produce or suggest through artistry and imagination a vivid impression of reality: a short passage that manages to evoke the smells, colors, sounds, and shapes of that metropolis.