An example of elicit is to get a confession from a suspect.
Fred wished to elicit the time of the meeting from Jane.
Did you elicit a response?
To elicit an angry reply.
To elicit facts.
Origin of elicit
- Latin ēlicere ēlicit- ē-, ex- ex- lacere to entice
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin elicitus from elicere, to draw forth