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Meaning of ELICIT

Pronunciation:  i'lisit

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

ELICIT is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arouse, bring, bring about, bring forth, bring on, bring out, bring to light, call forth, call out, call up, cause, contrive, deduce, derive, drag out, draw down, draw forth, draw on, draw out, educe, effect, evince, evoke, extort, extract, fetch, get, get from, get out of, induce, inspire, instigate, lead, milk, motivate, muster up, obtain, procure, prompt, provoke, rouse, secure, stimulate, summon forth, summon up, superinduce, wangle, wangle out of, winkle out, worm out, worm out of, wrench, wrest, wring