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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.

Elicit Quotations

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
James Buchanan

A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.
Bhumibol Adulyadej

Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver.
Diane Ackerman

It's very hard to respect people on holiday - everybody looks so silly at the beach, it makes you hate humanity - but when you see people at their work they elicit respect, whether it's a mechanic, a stonemason or an accountant.
Alain de Botton

The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief but to maintain the apparatus of addiction.
Christopher Lasch
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Elicit Translations

elicit in German is entlocken, hervorlocken
elicit in Norwegian is lokke fram
elicit in Spanish is sacar
elicit in Swedish is framkalla, framlocka
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