suggest, evoke, paint a picture

(verb) call to mind; “this remark evoked sadness”

raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth

(verb) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; “raise the specter of unemployment”; “he conjured wild birds in the air”; “call down the spirits from the mountain”

educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out

(verb) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); “We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant”

provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up

(verb) evoke or provoke to appear or occur; “Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple”

arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

(verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); “arouse pity”; “raise a smile”; “evoke sympathy”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



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

To call out; to draw out or bring forth.

To cause the manifestation of something (emotion, picture, etc.) in someone's mind or imagination.

To elicit a response.

Source: Wiktionary

E*voke", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evoked; p. pr. & vb. n. Evoking.] Etym: [L. evocare; e out + vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F évoquer. See Voice, and cf. Evocate.]

1. To call out; to summon forth. To evoke the queen of the fairies. T. Warton. A requlating 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." Hume.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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Coffee Trivia

The word “coffee” entered the English language in 1582 via the Dutch “koffie,” borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish “kahve,” borrowed in turn from the Arabic “qahwah.” The Arabic word qahwah was traditionally held to refer to a type of wine.

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