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Synonyms for evocation

imaginative re-creation

calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations

stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors

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A built evocation of Northern light does more than reproduce nature or delight the senses.
Her sense of humor is gentle, her descriptive powers acute, and her evocation of growing up in the 1920s and '30s touching and nostalgic.
An extension of a tile coating headquarters in northern Portugal is a landmark on a busy main road and evocation of one of the country's oldest industries.
There's a funny foxtrot with June Omura partnered simultaneously by six men; elsewhere Guillermo Resto drags himself across the stage by his hands, an evocation of the afflicted among us.
Paradoxically, though, the leap into post-revolutionary time tends to proceed from a backward glance, from Jacques-Louis David's nod to ancient Rome in The Oath of the Horatii, 1784, to May 1968's evocation of October 1917.
The tale of a proud mustang literally running for his freedom through the 19th-century American West gives us a gorgeous cartoon evocation of, well, the majestic, unspoiled American West.
Giuseppina Santagati's slow bending after a tensely held pose is a touching evocation of the dying Clytemnestra watched by a motionless Orestes.
With lines that dizzyingly grow thin or fat and words that roll over others, the drawings constitute not an evocation of the written word but a commentary about it that carries us beyond the confines of the subject.
With two Band members, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, gone since then, it's even more of a fond evocation of its time.
His choreography stresses poetic evocation over dramatic enactment.
With a kind of antiseptic sadness that immediately recalls Robert Gober, Beck's evocation of the Kinkel tragedy emphasizes an all-too-familiar strain of American dysfunction.
The brilliance of Chimere is that these questions remain secondary to their antithesis: the evocation of a union between human and animal that transcends any notion of stunts learned by repetition and reward.
As with LaBute's two highly praised feature films, ``In the Company of Men'' and ``Your Friends and Neighbors,'' this theatrical triptych is unsparing in its evocation of the casual viciousness of modern-day life, especially as practiced by the male half of the species.
In his comments on it, Boyce has emphasized the work's romantic and melancholic nature rather than its evocation of cultural unease.
Present them in an HBO documentary directed by a scion of the Kennedy dynasty, however, and it's a sensitive evocation of a disappearing culture.