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Bring out woman to receive sanction (5)


I believe the answer is:


'bring out' is the definition.

'woman to receive sanction' is the wordplay.
'woman' becomes 'eve' (Eve is an example**).
'to receive' indicates putting letters inside.
'sanction' becomes 'ok' (to OK something is to approve or sanction it).
'eve' placed around 'ok' is 'EVOKE'.

(Other definitions for evoke that I've seen before include "Induce" , "call-up" , "Summon up" , "Bring (a thing) to mind" , "Elicit (a response)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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