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elicit




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elicit
     1. v. To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer.
     2. v. To draw out, bring out, bring forth (something latent); to obtain information from someone or something.
           Fred wished to elicit the time of the meeting from Jane.
           Did you elicit a response?
     3. v. To use logic to arrive at truth; to derive by reason
     4. adj. (obsolete) Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.

Example Sentences

If they elicit a fraction of the change they suggest, then certain world statesmen might like to contemplate knocking back the whole range. 

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