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  • 1 Elicit — 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 elicit — [ē lis′it, ilis′it] vt. [< L elicitus, pp. of elicere, to draw out < e , out + lacere, to entice, akin to laqueus: see LACE] 1. to draw forth; evoke [to elicit an angry reply] 2. to cause to be revealed [to elicit facts] SYN. EXTRACT… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Elicit — 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 elicit — elicit, illicit Confusion arises occasionally because both words are pronounced the same way (i lis it). Elicit is a verb meaning ‘to draw out or evoke (an answer, admission, etc.)’ whereas illicit is an adjective meaning ‘unlawful, forbidden’ …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 elicit — I verb arouse, author, awaken, beget, bring about, bring forth, bring forward, bring out, call forth, cause, draw forth, draw out, eblandiri, educe, effect, effectuate, elicere, evocare, evoke, extract, generate, initiate, make manifest,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 elicit — (v.) 1640s, from L. elicitus, pp. of elicere draw forth, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + licere, comb. form of lacere to entice, lure, deceive (related to laqueus noose, snare; see LACE (Cf. lace)). Related …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 elicit — vb evoke, *educe, extract, extort Analogous words: draw, drag, *pull: *bring, fetch …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 elicit — [v] draw out arm twist*, badger, bite*, bring, bring forth, bring out, bring to light*, call forth, cause, derive, educe, evince, evoke, evolve, exact, extort, extract, fetch, give rise to, milk*, obtain, put muscle on*, put the arm on*, rattle,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 elicit — ► VERB (elicited, eliciting) ▪ evoke or draw out (a response or reaction). DERIVATIVES elicitation noun elicitor noun. ORIGIN Latin elicere draw out by trickery …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 elicit — [[t]ɪlɪ̱sɪt[/t]] elicits, eliciting, elicited 1) VERB If you elicit a response or a reaction, you do or say something which makes other people respond or react. [V n] Mr Norris said he was hopeful that his request would elicit a positive response …

    English dictionary

  • 11 elicit — verb (T) to succeed in getting information or a reaction from someone, especially when this is difficult: My attempts at conversation didn t elicit much response. | elicit sth from sb: By patient questioning we managed to elicit enough… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 elicit — elicitation, n. elicitor, n. /i lis it/, v.t. to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke: to elicit the truth; to elicit a response with a question. [1635 45; < L elicitus drawn out (ptp. of elicere), equiv. to e E + lici draw, lure + tus ptp.… …

    Universalium

  • 13 elicit — verb a) To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer. Fred wished to elicit the time of the meeting from Jane. b) To draw out, bring out, bring forth ( …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 elicit — v. (D; tr.) to elicit from * * * [ɪ lɪsɪt] (D; tr.) to elicit from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 elicit — e|li|cit [ıˈlısıt] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: elicitus, past participle of elicere to draw out ] to succeed in getting information or a reaction from someone, especially when this is difficult ▪ When her knock elicited no response …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 elicit —  , extract, extort  These three are broadly synonymous, but are distinguished by the degree of force that they imply. Elicit, the mildest of the three, means to draw or coax out, and can additionally suggest an element of craftiness: you can… …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 17 elicit — UK [ɪˈlɪsɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms elicit : present tense I/you/we/they elicit he/she/it elicits present participle eliciting past tense elicited past participle elicited formal 1) to make someone react in the way that you want The… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 elicit — See illicit. See illicit, licit, elicit …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 19 elicit — verb Elicit is used with these nouns as the object: ↑chuckle, ↑comment, ↑emotion, ↑information, ↑laughter, ↑reaction, ↑reply, ↑response, ↑sympathy …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 elicit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. draw forth, extract, evoke, educe, extort. See extraction, cause. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. evoke, extort, call forth, draw out; see excite 2 , extract 2 , obtain 1 . See Synonym Study at extract .… …

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