Associations to the word «Elicit»


ELICIT, verb. To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer.
ELICIT, verb. To draw out, bring out, bring forth (something latent); to obtain information from someone or something.
ELICIT, verb. To use logic to arrive at truth; to derive by reason; deduce; construe.
ELICIT, adjective. (obsolete) Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.

Dictionary definition

ELICIT, verb. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy".
ELICIT, verb. Deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant".
ELICIT, verb. Derive by reason; "elicit a solution".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope