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VERB (3)

1. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);
- Example: "arouse pity"
- Example: "raise a smile"
- Example: "evoke sympathy"
[syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke]

2. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning);
- Example: "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
[syn: educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out]

3. derive by reason;
- Example: "elicit a solution"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Elicit \E*lic"it\, a. [L. elictus, p. p. of elicere to elicit; e + lacere to entice. Cf. Delight, Lace.] Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident. [Obs.] "An elicit act of equity." --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Elicit \E*lic"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elicited; p. pr. & vb. n. Eliciting.] 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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

elicit v 1: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke] 2: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant" [syn: educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out] 3: derive by reason; "elicit a solution"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "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