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Difference between Avocation, Evocation and Vocation

Avocation refers to something one does outside of work.

  • As we imagined, Celeste’s true avocation is gardening.

Evocation means spiritually summoning something through the power of the mind.

  • “The evocation of that better spirit.”—M. Arnold

Vocation refers to a profession, principal endeavor, or livelihood.

  • Their vocation is responding to other people’s needs.