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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

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

Being able to elicit the feeling of the unfathomable in intelligent adults is like falling in love.
Drummond Money-Coutts

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

Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.
P. J. O'Rourke
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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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