elicit

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  • She several times tried to start a conversation, but without eliciting any answer. Cited from His Masterpiece, by Emile Zola
  • Display questions are used in language education in order to elicit language practice.
  • Questions have developed a range of uses that go beyond the simple eliciting of information from another party.
  • You might and might not elicit some light on the matter. Cited from Investigation of Modern Spiritualism, by The Seybert Commission
  • He believed that the country should have the information which his resolution was designed to elicit. Cited from Stephen A. Douglas, by Allen Johnson
  • And so the question went all round, eliciting the same answer. Cited from Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters, Vol. 3, by Various
  • Now it is impossible for the very act elicited by the will to be the last end. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part I-II (Pars Prima Secundae), Saint Thomas Aquinas
  • I wrote to you and father about it several times but have failed to elicit an answer on that point. Cited from Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Father. . .Youngest Sister, by Grant
  • Although reviews of her performance were positive overall, she failed to elicit much more work after this point.
  • Our cause is a just one; the greatest at present that elicits the attention of the world. Cited from The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, ..., by Martin R. Delany
  • And there she left the matter without any further remark, and without eliciting any answer from him. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, February, 1875, Vol. 15, No. 86, Ed. by Kirk
  • Pleasure elicited by works of art can also have multiple sources.
  • The song and the video immediately elicited a negative response from the online community.
  • The public use of the term has also elicited a critical response from various Muslim groups.
  • This elicited a friendly reply, and other letters of the same character quickly followed on either side. Cited from General Scott, by General Marcus J. Wright
  • Much of the data elicited has never been collected before.
  • Here he renewed his request for the charges against him, without eliciting answer. Cited from Twenty Years of Congress, Vol. 1 (of 2), by James Gillespie Blaine
  • Various other facts were elicited, which threw additional light upon the loss of the boats. Cited from All Aboard; or, Life on the Lake, by Oliver Optic
  • On the other hand, some have pointed to some specific cases where torture has elicited true information.
  • His works were generally either the causes of controversy or elicited by it. Cited from Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature, by John W. Cousin
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Meaning of elicit

  • verb Derive by reason
    elicit a solution