What does elicit mean?

Definitions for elicit
ɪˈlɪs ɪtelic·it

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word elicit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provokeverb

    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

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

  2. educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw outverb

    deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

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

  3. elicitverb

    derive by reason

    "elicit a solution"

Wiktionary

  1. elicitverb

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

    Etymology: elicitus from elicere, to draw forth

  2. elicitverb

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

    Etymology: elicitus from elicere, to draw forth

  3. elicitverb

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

    Etymology: elicitus from elicere, to draw forth

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elicitadjective

    elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident

    Etymology: [L. elictus, p. p. of elicere to elicit; e + lacere to entice. Cf. Delight, Lace.]

  2. Elicitverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. elictus, p. p. of elicere to elicit; e + lacere to entice. Cf. Delight, Lace.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elicit

    e-lis′it, v.t. to entice: to bring to light: to deduce.—n. Elicitā′tion. [L. elicĕre, elicitum.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elicit in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elicit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of elicit in a Sentence

  1. Harvey Fineberg:

    That's the brilliance of Kelvin Droegemeier, to elicit this kind of input and turn to the academics in the first place, they're genuinely trying to widen their aperture for advice, and I think so far it's working.

  2. Brooke Binkowski:

    These headlines... are written specifically to elicit an emotion. That's how the scammers make their money, they are not just written to inform. I keep telling people if you read a headline and( after reading it) you're ticked off and you're angry and you're frustrated, then double check that source because you need to know whether or not it's legitimate.

  3. Bill Clinton:

    I was, frankly, posing as a white parent, even though I was a very young lawyer, who was going to be in the area in order to elicit information about what the real intentions were so we could put together a big dossier and submit it to the administration and the IRS to deny charitable exemptions for these segregated academies.

  4. John Paul Wilson:

    We found that men with darker skin and more stereotypically black facial features tended to be most likely to elicit biased size perceptions, even though they were actually no larger than men with lighter skin and less stereotypical facial features.

  5. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    I had other problems — I dressed nicely. I used words that were not monosyllabic. I aspired to go to Harvard University or Yale. The DCYF receptionist and the security guard would nod and smile at the narrative for my future. The social workers would counsel me to dress with baggy jeans and speak like a child so as to not elicit beatings by the other kids.” Excerpt From: Nicholas Alahverdian. “Ignoble Inferno/ The Nicholas Alahverdian Lawsuit.” iBooks.

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  • يستنبطArabic
  • извличамBulgarian
  • entlocken, auslösen, hervorrufen, hervorlocken, schlussfolgern, elizitieren, locken, herauslocken, schließen, eruierenGerman
  • εκμαιεύωGreek
  • ellogiEsperanto
  • deducir, obtener, sonsacar, suscitar, provocar, inferirSpanish
  • استخراجPersian
  • raisonner, déduire, réaliser, causerFrench
  • elicitIrish
  • kicsalHungarian
  • բացահայտArmenian
  • memperolehIndonesian
  • suscitareItalian
  • לעוררHebrew
  • 引き出すJapanese
  • 이끌어 내다Korean
  • ELICIOLatin
  • påkalle, vekke, fremkalle, avstedkomme, resonnere, slutteNorwegian
  • redeneren, oproepen, veroorzaken, teweegbrengen, ontlokken, afleidenDutch
  • lokke fremNorwegian
  • provocarPortuguese
  • obțineRomanian
  • вызыва́ть, вы́явить, вы́звать, вызывать, устана́вливать, выявля́ть, де́лать вы́вод, извле́чь, установи́ть, сде́лать вы́вод, извлека́тьRussian
  • evocirati, izazvati, polučiti, izvućiSerbo-Croatian
  • framkalla, få fram, väcka, locka framSwedish
  • aydınlığa çıkarmak, temin etmek, yol açmak, neden olmak, tepkiye neden olmak, ortaya çıkarmak, almak, sağlamak, aydınlatmak, edinmek, çıkarmak, tepki göstermek, öğrenmek, meydana çıkarmak, elde etmekTurkish
  • elicitUrdu
  • 引出Chinese

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