Definition of elicit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

elicit

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪˈlɪsət//
 
elicit something (from somebody)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they elicit
 
he / she / it elicits
 
past simple elicited
 
-ing form eliciting
 
 
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to get information or a reaction from someone, often with difficulty I could elicit no response from him. Her tears elicited great sympathy from her audience.
elicitation
 
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NAmE//ɪˌlɪsəˈteɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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