Definitions for: Elicit

[v] derive by reason; "elicit a solution"
[v] call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
[v] deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

Webster (1913) Definition: E*lic"it, a. [L. elictus, p. p. of elicere to elicit; e
+ lacere to entice. Cf. Delight, Lace.]
Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident. [Obs.] ``An
elicit act of equity.'' --Jer. Taylor.

E*lic"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elicited; p. pr. & vb.
n. Eliciting.]
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.

Synonyms: arouse, draw out, educe, enkindle, evoke, evoke, extract, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

See Also: anger, ask for, bruise, construe, create, deduce, deduct, derive, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, draw, excite, fire up, heat, hurt, ignite, infatuate, infer, inflame, injure, interest, interpret, invite, make, offend, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, prick, rekindle, see, shake, shake up, shame, spite, stimulate, stir, stir up, sweep over, untune, upset, wake, whelm, wound

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