Can somebody write the
another definition to the word avoke other than: call from or back again?

[I can't understand this expression, can somebody explain to me the expression by another expression with a example to use the word]?

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    here did you encounter this word?. I don't think it's one that most native speakers are familiar with today. All the dictionaries I found listing it online mark it as "obsolete".
    – The Photon
    Commented Nov 13, 2020 at 18:49
  • It is not a commonly used word today. Also, it is easy to confuse with "evoke", which means to bring something to mind
    – MarielS
    Commented Nov 13, 2020 at 19:01
  • I can't find it in any dictionary! Commented Nov 13, 2020 at 19:28
  • This is not an English word that I have ever come across, and I am a native English speaker of almost 70 years.
    – Mick
    Commented Nov 13, 2020 at 21:40
  • Evoke? Revoke? Invoke? Commented Nov 13, 2020 at 23:32

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I'm a Native speaker, and I do not recognise this word. I also agree that the definition is hard to understand. I finally got a clue from this related definition in WordSense

avocate (English)
avocate (third-person singular simple present avocates, present participle avocating, simple past and past participle avocated)
(obsolete) To call off or away; to withdraw; to transfer to another tribunal.

I am guessing that avoke relates to hunting with a pack of dogs. If we want the pack to stop chasing something we

call the pack off

if the pack has raced ahead of the hunting party we

call the pack back

So we

avoke the pack

I note that avocate has a legal meaning, to transfer a case to another tribunal. So an alternative guess is that avoke may mean to ask that a case be withdrawn from a court, we call the case back from the court.

I wish to avoke my case

I must emphasise that these are guesses. If you ever encounter a usage of the word then you may be able to infer the meaning more definitively. I don't advocate the use of avoke in your own speech or writing, I doubt that you will be understood.

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