Etymology
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elicit (v.)

"to draw out, bring forth or to light," 1640s, from Latin elicitus, past participle of elicere "draw out, draw forth," from ex "out" (see ex-) + -licere, combining form of lacere "to entice, lure, deceive" (related to laqueus "noose, snare;" see lace (n.)). Related: Elicited; eliciting; elicits; elicitation.

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Definitions of elicit

elicit (v.)
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);
Synonyms: arouse / enkindle / kindle / evoke / fire / raise / provoke
elicit (v.)
deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning);
Synonyms: educe / evoke / extract / draw out
elicit (v.)
derive by reason;
elicit a solution
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