Evoking memories of errors past

Seeing this use of invoke on Yahoo! Style evokes memories of past mistakes made by Yahoo! writers:

invoke sty

If you mean “to call for support or assistance,” use invoke. If you mean (as this writer did) “to call to mind,” use evoke (as this writer didn’t).

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Word evokes evoke/invoke mistake

If you’re so frustrated that you’re reminded of the old “talk to the hand,” you’ve evoked the dis. If you throw up your hand — palm outward, facing your opponent — you’ve invoked the dis. If you don’t know the difference, you likely write for Yahoo! Shine:

evoke shine

Or maybe you write for Yahoo! News.

Headline evokes memories of word confusion

The editors for Yahoo! News‘ “The Lookout” should invoke a dictionary in the hopes that it evokes the correct word in this headline:

news invokes

The verb invoke means “to call upon something, especially aid, assistance, or a higher power.” It can also mean”to cite for justification or to resort to.” The correct word for this headline is evoke, which means “to call to mind or call up a memory from the past.”

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