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elicit

e·lic·it

elicit

pronunciation:
lI siht
features:
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
derivations: elicitable (adj.), elicitation (n.), elicitor (n.)
Word Parts
The word elicit contains the following part:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.