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- To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer.
- 1842, [anonymous collaborator of Letitia Elizabeth Landon], “(please specify the page)”, in Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances. […], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, […], OCLC 1000392275, pages 223–224:
- Shouts of laughter were elicited, smart biddings drawn out, from the whispers of a timid miss, to the stentorian voice of a fox-hunting squire, and not a few fracas from parties either contending for a supposed prize, or disclaiming their chance for it,...
- 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?
- 2009, William B. McGregor, Linguistics: An Introduction Answer Key
- He visited three department stores in New York and asked the attendant a question that would elicit the answer fourth floor; for example, he might have asked Excuse me, where are women's shoes?
- To use logic to arrive at truth; to derive by reason
to evoke, educe
to draw out, bring out
to use logic to arrive at truth
elicit (not comparable)
- (obsolete) Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.