verb (used with object)
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Origin of elicit
OTHER WORDS FROM elicite·lic·i·ta·tion [ih-lis-i-tey-shuhn] /ɪˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/ noune·lic·i·tor, nounnon·e·lic·it·ed, adjectiveun·e·lic·it·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH elicitelicit , illicit
Example sentences from the Web for elicit
He also shows many of the same experimental tendencies we see in human infants, such as repeating a behavior and watching the elicited response from adults.What Makes Baby Yoda So Lovable? - Facts So Romantic|Morgan K. Hoke & Douglas K. Smit|November 4, 2020|Nautilus
While the algorithm rewards pictures of newborns and puppies, it is also inclined to promoting news stories—including fake ones—likely to elicit a reaction.
Furu tofu, for example, a lacto-fermented type of tofu unfamiliar to most American consumers, is used throughout the menu and elicits questions, which Junzi’s staff is trained to answer thoroughly.Why Do Fast-Casual Restaurants Get a Pass on Appropriation?|Jenny Dorsey|October 5, 2020|Eater
When older adults get the flu vaccine, for example, the shot doesn’t elicit as strong an immune response as it does in younger adults.
Similarly, as the Bush tax cuts expired, Democrats ended up voting to keep most of them in place, because to do otherwise might have elicited voters’ wrath.
But the director is actually more interested in eliciting cheap laughs than in extended social commentary.Cannes Diary: Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Only God Forgives’ and Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’|Richard Porton|May 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Couric, armed with her blue cards, excels at eliciting information, but not at taking center stage.Katie Couric’s Daytime TV Debut Makes Her America’s New Girlfriend|Howard Kurtz|September 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“It would be considered,” she says tartly, eliciting a laugh from her husband.The Texas Drought Seen Firsthand from the Eyes of Ranchers|Malcolm Jones|August 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“Welcome to Zintan,” he said with an ironic smile, eliciting a chuckle from his captors and from me.In His First Interview, Saif al-Islam Says He Has Not Been Given Access to a Lawyer|Fred Abrahams|December 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It is not every inquirer who has the power of eliciting beliefs which, for many reasons, are jealously guarded.Magic and Religion|Andrew Lang
Nor did the coroner or any other official succeed in eliciting anything further from her.The Golden Slipper|Anna Katharine Green
Several public meetings had been held, filling the house to overflowing, and eliciting the highest and most deserving praise.'Our guy'|Mrs. E. E. Boyd
The following suggestion is made with a view to eliciting a re-examination.
Twice branches sprang out from nowhere, and hit Mike smartly over the shins, eliciting sharp howls of pain.Mike|P. G. Wodehouse