Definition of


  1. (verb, cognition) derive by reason
  2. (verb, creation) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
  3. (verb, emotion) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise a smile
    evoke sympathy

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Origin of the word Elicit

  1. 1620s, from L. elicitus, pp. of elicere "draw forth," from ex- "out" + -licere, comb. form of lacere "to entice." Related: Elicited; eliciting; elicits. more

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Words that sound like Elicit

el cid, elect, elected, elegist, elicited, elk-wood, elkwood, elocute, elucidate, eulogist

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