elicit

[ih-lis-it]
verb (used with object)
to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke: to elicit the truth; to elicit a response with a question.

Origin:
1635–45; < Latin ēlicitus drawn out (past participle of ēlicere), equivalent to ē- e-1 + lici- draw, lure + -tus past participle suffix

elicitation, noun
elicitor, noun
nonelicited, adjective
unelicited, adjective

elicit, illicit.
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elicit (ɪˈlɪsɪt)
 
vb
1.  to give rise to; evoke: to elicit a sharp retort
2.  to bring to light: to elicit the truth
 
[C17: from Latin ēlicere to lure forth, from licere to entice]
 
e'licitable
 
adj
 
elici'tation
 
n
 
e'licitor
 
n

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elicit
1620s, from L. elicitus, pp. of elicere "draw forth," from ex- "out" + -licere, comb. form of lacere "to entice." Related: Elicited; eliciting; elicits.
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Example sentences
Several witnesses were examined yesterday, but no new facts were elicited.
Even though there were butterflies fluttering above and landing on its head,
  not one elicited any movement from the beast.
When the stressors to survival that elicited fear disappear the organism
  returns to normal behaviors that sustain life.
Always, the story elicited small gasps and unimaginable.
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