Recollect vs Evoke - What's the difference?

recollect | evoke |

As a noun recollect

is a member of a french reform branch of the order of friars minor, commonly known as the franciscans.

As a verb evoke is

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



Etymology 1



(en verb)
  • To recall; to collect one's thoughts again, especially about past events.
  • I remember the concert clearly, but I can't recollect why I was there.

    Etymology 2


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To collect (things) together again.
  • To compose oneself.
  • * Dryden
  • The Tyrian queen Admired his fortunes, more admired the man; then recollected stood.
  • * 1847 , Newton Mallory Curtis, The Patrol of the Mountain (page 52)
  • The Major suddenly recollected himself, and withdrew his hand, and at the same time, threw himself into a chair.
    English heteronyms




  • To cause the manifestation of something (emotion, picture, etc.) in someone's mind or imagination.
  • Being here evokes long forgotten memories.
    Seeing this happen equally evokes fear and anger in me.
    The book evokes a detailed and lively picture of what life was like in the 19th century.

    Derived terms

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