What does elicit mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term elicit:


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

  3. Origin: [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.]

CrunchBase

  1. elicit

    elicit gives marketers control over the single most-used feature on a website: the search box. A drag and drop interface lets you prioritize and target results by context, time, keyword, location or any way you need. You curate the results, so you can better plan, promote and market your business.

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



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