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


  • Sleep loss could bring on turbulent emotions
    Stressful situations can elicit an emotional response, which could snowball with sleep loss, according to a new book summarizing many studies. "We saw that if a person lost a night of sleep they responded with more emotion to a laboratory 'stressor,'" says Matthew T. Feldner, a professor of psychology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts a Read more on this news related to 'Elicit'
  • Police: Mother Faked Cancer During Child Abuse Investigation
    Police: Mother faked cancer to elicit sympathy during child abuse investigation Read more on this news related to 'Elicit'
  • Redskins Blog: Kiper: Washington’s interest in Mariota could be genuine, could be attempt to elicit trades
    ESPN analyst Mel Kiper says Nebraska?s Randy Gregory cost himself draft position with positive drug test at Combine. Read more on this news related to 'Elicit'

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