(adjective, verb)


1. (obsolete) Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.


1. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Similar word(s): arouse, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

Definition categories: emotion, create, make

2. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

Similar word(s): educe, evoke, extract

Definition categories: creation, construe, interpret, see

3. derive by reason

- elicit a solution

Definition categories: cognition, deduce, deduct, derive, infer

Sentences with elicit as a verb:

- Fred wished to elicit the time of the meeting from Jane.

- Did you elicit a response?