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    Evoke and Recall

    What is the difference between "evoke" and "recall" ?

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    Re: Evoke and Recall

    What definitions have you found in good dictionaries? How do you think they differ? Give us some example sentences using them and we can see how you're using/understanding them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Evoke and Recall

    Again, for access to dozens of free online dictionaries, consult onelook.com.

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    Re: Evoke and Recall

    I found these definitions on Cambridge Dictionary:
    evoke: to make someone remember something or feel an emotion
    recall: to bring the memory of a past event into your mind.
    I think they are the same but in my English test, there is a sentence which makes me confused: " The aroma of freshly baked bread has always evoked memories of his childhood home" . Can we use "recall" here ?
    Last edited by thanhnhan2132004; 15-Feb-2020 at 12:38.

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    Re: Evoke and Recall

    There is a big difference between them. Read those definitions again very carefully. Here's a clue: I recall/The smell of fresh bread evokes
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Evoke and Recall

    I think "recall" means "to remember" and "evoke" means "to make someone remember" ?

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    Re: Evoke and Recall

    Quote Originally Posted by thanhnhan2132004 View Post
    I think "recall" means "to remember" and "evoke" means "to make someone remember" ?
    You're almost there. Although you can evoke a memory, in the context we're discussing the verb means "to make someone think of something".
    I am not a teacher.

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