What does the word evoke mean?

Usage examples for evoke

  1. To- morrow I will pay the requisite visits, and then try to evoke some order out of the chaos that now reigns in my mind." – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  2. Imagine that an angel, at that very instant, were to seize and retain, in a magic mirror or miraculous basket, the images these words would evoke in the souls that should hear them. – The Buried Temple by Maurice Maeterlinck
  3. He paused there, as if hoping that his expression of penitence might evoke some answer from her, might spur her to vouchsafe him some word of forgiveness. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini