Elicit definitions

ĭ-lĭs'ĭt
To draw forth; evoke.

To elicit an angry reply.

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To cause to be revealed.

To elicit facts.

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To call forth, draw out, or provoke (a response or reaction, for example).
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Elicit is defined as to reveal information or to act.

An example of elicit is to get a confession from a suspect.

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To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer.
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(obsolete) Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.
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To draw out, bring out, bring forth (something latent); to obtain information from someone or something.

Fred wished to elicit the time of the meeting from Jane.

Did you elicit a response?

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To use logic to arrive at truth; to derive by reason; deduce; construe.
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Origin of elicit

Latin ēlicere ēlicit- ē-, ex- ex- lacere to entice