Definition of Elicit

1. Verb. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses). "Evoke sympathy"




2. Verb. Deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning). "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
Exact synonyms: Draw Out, Educe, Evoke, Extract
Generic synonyms: Construe, Interpret, See

3. Verb. Derive by reason. "Elicit a solution"
Category relationships: Logic, Logical System, System Of Logic
Generic synonyms: Deduce, Deduct, Derive, Infer

Definition of Elicit

1. a. Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.

2. v. t. 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.

Definition of Elicit

1. Verb. To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer. ¹

2. Verb. To draw out, bring out, bring forth (something latent); to obtain information from someone or something. ¹

3. Verb. To use logic to arrive at truth; to derive by reason; deduce; construe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elicit

1. to educe [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: educe

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Literary usage of Elicit

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1. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1851)
"Thus to deny the impure solicitations of an unchaste person is a proper, an elicit act of the virtue of chastity; but to lie upon the ground, ..."

2. An Ethical Philosophy of Life Presented in Its Main Outlines by Felix Adler (1918)
"1 Or more exactly act so as to elicit the sense of unique distinctive selfhood, as interconnected with all other distinctive spiritual beings in the ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"... for the least and last detail of organic differentiation or constancy, widespread doubt and open protest are too common to elicit surprise or comment. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"... who can elicit its sovereign will by puttin; the question with the proper solemnities ... elicit ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"... three batteries were planted on a commanding ridge of ground, which failed to elicit any reply from the other side, besides an occasional angry shell. ..."

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