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e·lic·it

 (ĭ-lĭs′ĭt)
tr.v. e·lic·it·ed, e·lic·it·ing, e·lic·its
To call forth, draw out, or provoke (a response or reaction, for example): "Interrogators were reportedly frustrated by their inability to elicit useful information from him" (Jane Mayer). See Synonyms at evoke.

[Latin ēlicere, ēlicit- : ē-, ex-, ex- + lacere, to entice.]

e·lic′i·ta′tion n.
e·lic′i·tor n.
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Adj.1.elicited - called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation; "evoked potentials"; "an elicited response"
induced - brought about or caused; not spontaneous; "a case of steroid-induced weakness"
References in classic literature ?
The looks of surprise which my actions elicited from the Martians were ludicrous; they could not understand, except in a feeble and childish way, such attributes as gratitude and compassion.
He wrote regularly, twice a week, to the TRANSCONTINENTAL for his five dollars, though it was only semi- occasionally that he elicited a reply.
But after this he has no more to say; the answers which he makes are only elicited from him by the dialectic of Socrates.
Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, nor by any deductive calculation.
D'Artagnan, furious at having been anticipated by an idea of the king's, did not despair, however, even yet; and reflecting upon the idea he had brought back from Belle-Isle, he elicited therefrom novel means of safety for his friends.
While I acknowledge the success of the present work to have been greater than I anticipated, and the praises it has elicited from a few kind critics to have been greater than it deserved, I must also admit that from some other quarters it has been censured with an asperity which I was as little prepared to expect, and which my judgment, as well as my feelings, assures me is more bitter than just.
Nicholas' letter in which he mentioned Princess Mary had elicited, in her presence, joyous comments from the countess, who saw an intervention of Providence in this meeting of the princess and Nicholas.
The theorem that the square of the diagonal is double the square of the side--that famous discovery of primitive mathematics, in honour of which the legendary Pythagoras is said to have sacrificed a hecatomb--is elicited from him.
He was at a loss to understand what she meant; and by expressing as much in his looks, elicited her explanation.
He could not thank me enough; and as we stepped out to the inn, some three or four miles on the road, I elicited something of his story.
However, by persevering questions I elicited the following facts:
It has elicited a great deal of public feeling," returned Guest.