Definitions for elicitɪˈlɪs ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•lic•itɪˈlɪs ɪt(v.t.)

  1. to draw or bring out or forth; evoke:

    to elicit a response.

Origin of elicit:

1635–45; < L ēlicitus, ptp. of ēlicere to coax, lure out =ē-e - +-licere (see delectable )

e•lic′i•tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke(verb)

    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

    "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

  2. educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out(verb)

    deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

    "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

  3. elicit(verb)

    derive by reason

    "elicit a solution"

Wiktionary

  1. elicit(Verb)

    To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer.

  2. elicit(Verb)

    To draw out, bring out, bring forth (something latent); to obtain information from someone or something.

  3. elicit(Verb)

    To use logic to arrive at truth; to derive by reason; deduce; construe.

  4. Origin: elicitus from elicere, to draw forth

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elicit(adj)

    elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident

  2. Elicit(verb)

    to draw out or entice forth; to bring to light; to bring out against the will; to deduce by reason or argument; as, to elicit truth by discussion

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Translations for elicit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

elicit(verb)

to succeed in getting (information etc) from a person, usually with difficulty.

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