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elicit

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Verb (transitive)
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e=lic=it

CIDE DICTIONARY

elicita. [L. elictus, p. p. of elicere to elicit; e + lacere to entice. Cf. Delight, Lace.].
     Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.  Jer. Taylor.  [1913 Webster]
elicitv. t. 
     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.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

elicit, v.tr. (elicited, eliciting)
1 draw out, evoke (an admission, response, etc.).
2 draw forth (what is latent).

Derivative
elicitation n. elicitor n.
Etymology
L elicere elicit- (as E-, lacere entice)

THESAURUS

elicit

arouse, bring, bring about, bring forth, bring on, bring out, bring to light, call forth, call out, call up, cause, contrive, deduce, derive, drag out, draw down, draw forth, draw on, draw out, educe, effect, evince, evoke, extort, extract, fetch, get, get from, get out of, induce, inspire, instigate, lead, milk, motivate, muster up, obtain, procure, prompt, provoke, rouse, secure, stimulate, summon forth, summon up, superinduce, wangle, wangle out of, winkle out, worm out, worm out of, wrench, wrest, wring

ROGET THESAURUS

elicit

Cause

VB be the cause of, originate, give origin to, give rise, to, give occasion to, cause, occasion, sow the seeds of, kindle, suscitate, bring on, bring to bring pass, bring about, produce, create, set up, set afloat, set on foot, found, broach, institute, lay the foundation of, lie at the root of, procure, induce, draw down, open the door to, superinduce, evoke, entail, operate, elicit, provoke, conduce to, contribute, have a hand in the pie, have a finger in the pie, determine, decide, turn the scale, have a common origin, derive its origin.

Extraction

VB extract, draw, take out, draw out, pull out, tear out, pluck out, pick out, get out, wring from, wrench, extort, root up, weed up, grub up, rake up, root out, weed out, grub out, rake out, eradicate, pull up by the roots, pluck up by the roots, averruncate, unroot, uproot, pull up, extirpate, dredge, remove, educe, elicit, evolve, extricate, eliminate, eviscerate, express, squeeze out, press out.

Discovery

VB discover, find, determine, evolve, learn, fix upon, pick up, find out, trace out, make out, hunt out, fish out, worm out, ferret out, root out, fathom, bring out, draw out, educe, elicit, bring to light, dig out, grub up, fish up, unearth, disinter, solve, resolve, elucidate, unriddle, unravel, unlock, crack, crack open, pick up, open the lock, find a clue, find clew a to, find the key to the riddle, interpret, disclose, trace, get at, hit it, have it, lay one's finger, lay one's hands upon, spot, get at the truth, arrive at the truth, put the saddle on the right horse, hit the right nail on the head, be near the truth, be warm, get warmer, burn, smoke, scent, sniff, catch a whiff of, smell a rat, open the eyes to, see through, see daylight, see in its true colors, see the cloven foot, detect, catch, catch tripping, pitch upon, fall upon, light upon, hit upon, stumble upon, pop upon, come across, come onto, meet with, meet up with, fall in with, recognize, realize, verify, make certain of, identify, Int, eureka!, aha!, I've got it!.

Manifestation

VB make manifest, render manifest, bring forth, bring forward, bring to the front, bring into view, give notice, express, represent, set forth, exhibit, show, show up, expose, produce, hold up to view, expose to view, set before one, place before one, lay before one, one's eyes, tell to one's face, trot out, put through one's paces, bring to light, display, demonstrate, unroll, lay open, draw out, bring out, bring out in strong relief, call into notice, bring into notice, hold up the mirror, wear one's heart upon his sleeve, show one's face, show one's colors, manifest oneself, speak out, make no mystery, make no secret of, unfurl the flag, proclaim, indicate, disclose, elicit, be manifest, appear, transpire, speak for itself, stand to reason, stare one in the face, rear its head, give token, give sign, give indication of, tell its own tale.


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