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Meaning & Definition of Elicit in English

English

Elicit

/ɪlɪsɪt/

verb

1. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

  • "Arouse pity"
  • "Raise a smile"
  • "Evoke sympathy"
    synonym:
  • arouse
  • ,
  • elicit
  • ,
  • enkindle
  • ,
  • kindle
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • fire
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • provoke

2. Deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

  • "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
    synonym:
  • educe
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • elicit
  • ,
  • extract
  • ,
  • draw out

3. Derive by reason

  • "Elicit a solution"
    synonym:
  • elicit