elicit elicit  /ɪ ˈlɪ sɪt/


  1. (v) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  2. (v) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
  3. (v) derive by reason



  • The prosecution skillfully elicited out the true motive of the accused for doing the crime.


  1. 4 Reasons the UFC Needs Criteria for Induction to the UFC Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame: The mere words elicit images of grandstanding champions dominating their respective sports. Through any and all means, each athlete worthy of such honorable mention must have broken records in a manner iconic of his or her sport. Definitive and declarative, entry into this upper echelon ought to be beyond argument. Or so it should be. Yet the UFC Hall of Fame is often discussed for ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick - The Life and Times of William A. Wellman

    Recommended The Movie:   It's a bit curious that director William Wellman isn'tbetter known.   Where his contemporariesJohn Ford and Howard Hawks will elicit smiles andnods fromcausal film viewers, you have to be a movie buff to know that the sameman whodirected the winner of the very first Academy Award for Best Picturealsodirected such diverse films as A Star isBorn and The Public ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: DVD Talk


  1. "We try to elicit enthusiasms," Atlas explains. "I sent out these missives to writers I admire, sometimes into the Internet ether and sometimes by actual post. I sent some letters to Bill Bryson and sort of forgot about it until a few months...
    on Mar 1, 2008 By: James Atlas Source: FOXNews

  2. In a statement issued by his office in Cape Town, on Friday, March 16, and availed by Allafrica, Tutu asked: "How can what is happening...... elicit hardly a word of concern, let alone condemnation from us leaders of Africa?" "What more has...
    on Mar 16, 2007 By: Desmond Tutu Source: AllAfrica.com

  3. In a statement, Jones, 32, said, "Yes, I made mistakes by lying. I have admitted these mistakes much later than I should have done but hopefully not too late to elicit from you the milk of human kindness. We all make mistakes. But I really believe...
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Marion Jones Source: ConnieTalk (blog)

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /