drawn or brought out in response to something: For this language exercise, show the students a common device such as a can opener, ask them what it’s for, and write the elicited words on the board.
the simple past tense and past participle of elicit.
- non·e·lic·it·ed, adjective
- un·e·lic·it·ed, adjective
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How to use elicited in a sentence
Over several generations of such evolution, the algorithm has found stimuli that elicit much higher responses in visual neurons than do normal hand-picked natural stimuli.
Traditional methods like paywalls and newsletter sign-ups are just a start, but pubs must also ideate new ways to engage their audiences and elicit user registrations.The future of identity and addressability is people-based IDs | LiveRamp | November 11, 2020 | Digiday
Upon reflection, that realization elicits some sympathy, and plenty of yucks.As America holds its breath over an election outcome, Twitter lights up with cracks from around the world | Bernhard Warner | November 4, 2020 | Fortune
The behaviors he exhibits and the responses he elicits from other characters are what really melt hearts and change minds.What Makes Baby Yoda So Lovable? - Facts So Romantic | Morgan K. Hoke & Douglas K. Smit | November 4, 2020 | Nautilus
Some of the questions elicited noticeably different answers among racial and ideological groups.Voice Poll: Residents Deadlocked Between Competing Coronavirus School Fears | Will Huntsberry | November 2, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
This film elicited complaints from some on the left, but not a peep from the right.
The video showing cops piling on Eric Garner in Staten Island for refusing arrest elicited outrage across ideological lines.
Scenes elicited intimate comments from the cast and crew about whose perspective solicited more empathy or felt more realistic.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
A louder and different tone is elicited upon pushing the key further down.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
With time and difficulty the facts were elicited from the younger child, and the elder scorned to deny them.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
Did Mr. Gryce suffer from any qualms of conscience at having elicited so much and imparted so little?The Circular Study | Anna Katharine Green
At every step of Burke's pathway new objects of interest had elicited his surprise and admiration.St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878 | Various
Then Bassett recurred to the fact, already elicited, that Harwood was a Yale man, whereupon colleges were discussed.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson