Elicit

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Elicit Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • derive by reason; "elicit a solution"
  • deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
  • call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Elicit'


  • Elicitation: Elicitation may refer to: Elicitation (intelligence), collecting intelligence information from people as part of human intelligence (intelligence collection)
  • Elicitor: Elicitors, in biology, are compounds that when introduced into a living organism signal the activation or synthesis of another compound. An example of
  • Elicitation technique: For other uses, see Elicitation (disambiguation). An elicitation technique is any of a number of data collection techniques used in anthropology, cognitive

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Elicit Sample Sentences in News


  • Note to politicians: 'Gotcha questions' are ever with us, but not always fatal
    'Gotcha questions' sometimes elicit memorable answers. That's why they're asked. But the more time reporters can spend interviewing a candidate, the less likely they are to be asked.  Read more on this news related to 'Elicit'
  • Hidden gene gives hope for improving brain function
    The mechanism a novel gene uses to affect brain function and elicit behavior related to neuropsychiatric disease has been identified by an international team of researchers. They discovered that a gene called Gomafu might be key to understanding how our brain rapidly responds to stressful experiences. Read more on this news related to 'Elicit'
  • Gengahr takes indie rock back to the Middle Ages in its video for 'She's a Witch'
    London four-piece Gengahr√Ęs list of influences includes stuff like Lou Reed, Can, and Radiohead that will elicit appreciative chin-strokes from fans of tasteful, clever guitar rock. But they also cite classic horror films right alongside them, and if you listen closely you can hear echoes of Hammer... Read more on this news related to 'Elicit'

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