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Elicit meaning

elicit - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.
  2. 2. To draw out or entice forth; to bring to light; to bring out against the will; to deduce by reason or argument; as, to elicit truth by discussion.
  3. 3. To draw forth.

elicit - examples of usage

  1. The Roman poets first learned, from the study of Greek poetry, to feel the graceful combinations and the musical power of expression, and were thus stimulated and trained to elicit similar effects from their native language. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  2. But questioning Jerry did not elicit any new or immediate cause for worry. - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
  3. To his eager inquiries for the Count, his father, he could for some time elicit no other answer than various broken exclamations. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
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