Definition of elicit :
1. Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.
2. To draw out or entice forth; to bring to light; to bring out against the will; to deduce by reason or argument; as, to elicit truth by discussion.
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cause (part of speech: verb)
discover (part of speech: verb)
- At these times he would lie with a vacant and staring expression, and questioning would often fail to elicit any reply. - "Studies in Forensic Psychiatry", Bernard Glueck.
- My object being to elicit truth, I have deemed it necessary to call the attention of the reader to this point, because it would appear to argue against the general conclusions I have drawn, since, if there is no apparent outlet, there could not have been any southerly current as I have supposed; whereas, if the features of the country could have justified such a conclusion, the general ones I have formed would have been very considerably strengthened. - "Expedition into Central Australia", Charles Sturt.
- Such judges take advantage of their judicial office by cross- examining witnesses for the defence after the Crown Prosecutor has finished with them, in the effort to bring to light some damaging fact or contradiction which the previous examination has failed to elicit. - "The Shrieking Pit", Arthur J. Rees.