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to draw or bring out; educe; evoke: Your story elicits memories of my childhood.
Not to be confused with:
illicit – not legally permitted; unlicensed; unlawful: Illicit drugs are rampant in the city.
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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.]
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1. to give rise to; evoke: to elicit a sharp retort.
2. to bring to light: to elicit the truth.
[C17: from Latin ēlicere to lure forth, from licere to entice]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
to draw or bring out or forth; evoke: to elicit a response.
[1635–45; < Latin ēlicitus, past participle of ēlicere to coax, lure out =ē- e- + -licere (see delectable)]
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elicit- Comes from a Latin stem meaning "draw forth by magic or trickery."
See also related terms for magic.
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Past participle: elicited
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|Verb||1.||elicit - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"|
touch a chord, strike a chord - evoke a reaction, response, or emotion; "this writer strikes a chord with young women"; "The storyteller touched a chord"
draw - elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
rekindle - arouse again; "rekindle hopes"; "rekindle her love"
infatuate - arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way; "His new car has infatuated him"; "love has infatuated her"
prick - to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
fire up, stir up, wake, heat, ignite, inflame - arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
excite - arouse or elicit a feeling
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"
shame - cause to be ashamed
spite, bruise, injure, offend, hurt - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
overwhelm, sweep over, whelm, overpower, overtake, overcome - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
|2.||elicit - deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"|
|3.||elicit - derive by reason; "elicit a solution"|
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1. bring about, cause, derive, bring out, evoke, give rise to, draw out, bring forth, bring to light, call forth He was hopeful that his request would elicit a positive response.
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elicit[ɪˈlɪsɪt] VT [+ interest] → suscitar; [+ reaction] → provocar
to elicit sth (from sb) [+ reply, support, information] → obtener algo (de algn)
my comment elicited no response from him → no respondió a mi comentario
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
elicit[ɪˈlɪsɪt] vt [+ response] → obtenir; [+ reaction] → susciter; [+ information] → obtenir; [+ sympathy] → susciter; [+ support] → attirer
In five minutes she had elicited all the family history → En cinq minutes elle avait découvert toute l'histoire de la famille.
to elicit sth from sb [+ response] → obtenir qch de qn; [+ reaction] → susciter qch auprès de qn; [+ information] → obtenir qch de qn; [+ sympathy] → susciter qch de qn; [+ support] → s'attirer qch de qn
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
elicit[ɪˈlɪsɪt] vt to elicit sth (from sb) (truth, secret) → strappare qc (a qn); (admission, reply) → ottenere qc (da qn)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
to succeed in getting (information etc) from a person, usually with difficulty. aan die lig bring يَسْتَنْبِط، يَشْتَخْرِج извличам tirar vylákat herauslocken fremprovokere; fremtvinge εκμαιεύω sonsacar, obtener välja meelitama بیرون کشیدن؛ آشکار ساختن saada esiin tirer de לְהוֹצִיא מֵידָע निकालना izmamiti kicsal memperoleh laða fram far uscire, cavar fuori 引出す (사실, 대답 등을) 알아내다 išgauti, ištraukti izdibināt; izvilināt mencungkil ontlokkenlokke framwydobywać پورته کښیدل tirar a smulge допытываться vylákať izsiliti izamiti locka (dra) fram ล้วงความลับ elde etmek, almak 探出(實情、情報等) витягати, видобувати اگلوانا gợi ra 诱出（回答等），引出
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