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elicit

e·lic·it

elicit

 
pronunciation:
lI siht
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: elicited, eliciting, elicits
definition 1: to draw or bring out.
I hoped to elicit her ideas on the matter.
synonyms:
educe
similar words:
draw, evoke, extract, pull
definition 2: to call forth; evoke.
His remark elicited several boos from the audience.The question "How are you?" often elicits a response of "Fine."The joke elicited few laughs from the crowd.
synonyms:
draw, evoke
similar words:
occasion
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derivations: elicitable (adj.), elicitation (n.), elicitor (n.)
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