Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: elicit
IPA transcription: [ɪl'ɪsɪt]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
    Meaning: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
  • Synonyms: educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw_out
    Meaning: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
Usage examples
  • Each party appealed to Mr. Campbell, anxious, it seemed, to elicit his approbation.
  • At present we want engineers, industrial men, good business-like managers, and railroad men." It is hardly to be marvelled at that such views should elicit warm protest, summed up in the comment: "Mr.
  • I wiped my tears and hushed my sobs, fearful lest any sign of violent grief might waken a preternatural voice to comfort me, or elicit from the gloom some haloed face, bending over me with strange pity.
  • But if the clergyman did in the Duke's case what he would NOT do in Smith's; if he has no more acquaintance with the Coeurdelion family than I have with the Royal and Serene House of Saxe-Coburg Gotha,--THEN, I confess, my dear Snobling, your question might elicit a disagreeable reply, and one which I respectfully decline to give.