Part of speech: verb

To draw out, as by attraction or inducement.

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Usage examples "elicit":

  1. He had to learn later from his wife's more elicit fury what the women had all known instantly. - "April Hopes", William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009.
  2. But the present functions of our officials corresponded to those of the French juges d'instruction; and, having to elicit the truth from a low class of Orientals, they dealt with them after the fashion which alone they would recognize as serious. - "From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life", Captain A. T. Mahan.
  3. I propose to speak to the woman she has introduced as her mother, and elicit what information I can. - "Seven Keys to Baldpate", Earl Derr Biggers.