- IPA: /ɪˈlɪsɪt/
elicit (elicits, present participle eliciting; past and past participle elicited)
- To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer.
- 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?
- To use logic to arrive at truth; to derive by reason
- Synonyms: deduce, construe
- German: elizitieren, auslösen, entlocken, eruieren, herauslocken, hervorlocken, hervorrufen, locken
- Italian: provocare, suscitare
- Portuguese: provocar
- Russian: вызыва́ть
- Spanish: provocar, suscitar, evocar, educir
- French: causer, réaliser, obtenir
- Portuguese: conseguir, levantar, obter
- Russian: извлека́ть
- Spanish: sonsacar, obtener
- French: raisonner, déduire
- German: schließen, schlussfolgern
- Portuguese: deduzir, inferir
- Russian: выявля́ть
- Spanish: deducir, inferir
elicit (not comparable)
- (obsolete) Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.
- An elicit act of equity.