Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb elicit

3 senses of elicit

Sense 1
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 2
educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out -- (deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant")
       => interpret, construe, see -- (make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?")

Sense 3
elicit -- (derive by reason; "elicit a solution")
       => deduce, infer, deduct, derive -- (reason by deduction; establish by deduction)

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