Evoke vs Spark - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between evoke and spark
is that evoke
is to cause the manifestation of something (emotion, picture, etc) in someone's mind or imagination while spark
is to trigger, kindle into activity (an argument, etc) or spark
can be to woo, court.
As a noun spark is
a small particle of glowing matter, either molten or on fire or spark
can be a gallant, a foppish young man.
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.
From Middle English sparke, sperke, from Old English spearca, from (etyl) ).
A small particle of glowing matter, either molten or on fire.
A short or small burst of electrical discharge.
A small, shining body, or transient light; a sparkle.
(figuratively) A small amount of something, such as an idea, that has the potential to become something greater, just as a spark can start a fire.
* John Locke
- if any spark of life be yet remaining
* 2013 , Phil McNulty, "[http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23830980]", BBC Sport , 1 September 2013:
- We have here and there a little clear light, some sparks of bright knowledge .
(in plural'' sparks ''but treated as a singular ) A ship's radio operator.
(UK, slang) An electrician.
- Everton's Marouane Fellaini looks one certain arrival but Moyes, who also saw United held to a draw by Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday, needs even more of a spark in a midfield that looked laboured by this team's standards.
* beginnings, germ, glimmer
* bright spark
* spark arrester
* spark coil
* spark gap
* spark knock
* spark of life
* spark plug
* spark transmitter
* sparks fly
To trigger, kindle into activity (an argument, etc).
, date=May 5
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=The introduction of substitute Andy Carroll sparked
Liverpool into life and he pulled a goal back just after the hour - and thought he had equalised as Kenny Dalglish's side laid siege to Chelsea's goal in the closing stages.}}
To give off a spark or sparks.
* spark off
probably Scandinavian, akin to (etyl) sparkr 'sprightly'
A gallant, a foppish young man.
A beau, lover.
- The finest sparks and cleanest beaux.