verb (used with object)
Origin of elicit
Related formse·lic·i·ta·tion, noune·lic·i·tor, nounnon·e·lic·it·ed, adjectiveun·e·lic·it·ed, adjective
Can be confusedelicit illicit
Examples from the Web for elicited
Both have elicited the same hand wringing and pearls clutching.
One of the captains was able to send out a distress signal, which elicited a response from Thai water police.How China Used Drones to Capture a Notorious Burmese Drug Lord|Brendon Hong|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The best he could do was to leave a message with the complaint department that elicited no immediate response.
Moreover, while futuristic technology has the potential to elicited both shock and awe, here it unfortunately does not.‘Almost Human’ Review: A Dystopian Future That We’ve Seen Before|Chancellor Agard|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Moo Cluck Moo attracted its staff of 12 through an ad on Cragislist that elicited between 60 and 70 applicants.A Fast-Food Joint Thrives, Even by Paying $12 an Hour|Daniel Gross|August 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This must, of course, be the case if any truly educative response is to be elicited.Rural Life and the Rural School|Joseph Kennedy
At the same time, circumstances were elicited regarding the career of the deceased culprits Mosher and Douglas.
I was afraid of the witness-stand and of what might be elicited from me if I once got into the hands of the lawyers.Dark Hollow|Anna Katherine Green
It was a bold step to take, and elicited some loud expressions of disapproval.The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll|Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
There are many interesting phenomena which can be elicited in the somnambulistic state.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis|Melvin Powers