elicited elicited  /ɪ ˈlɪ sɪ tɪd/


  • (adj) called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation


  1. His cover story in the New Republic on obesity research and the weight loss industry produced one of the largest responses elicited by the magazine in recent years.
  2. Tito's visit, and the response it elicited, no doubt infuriated the Soviets, worried as they are about the consequences of the Czechoslovak precedent elsewhere in Eastern Europe.
  3. At school, her beauty elicited stares too, but of a less positive kind.


  1. SPORTS: Summer Swings

    Sinking a long putt on the 18th green on Wednesday at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour elicited a smile from Lance Hackman.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Seymour Tribune

  2. Opinion analysis: Oklahoma skunks Texas in cross-border water rivalry

    The Court continues to build on its recent record of unanimous decisions, ruling in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann that a Texas water district does not have the right to enter Oklahoma to divert water for thirsty Texans in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. The twenty-four-page opinion by Justice Sotomayor elicited no concurring or dissenting [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: SCOTUSblog

  3. Day-after musings on the APR, in-state performances, etc.

    Tuesday’s annual release by the NCAA of its Academic Progress Rate scores elicited hardly a ripple in these parts, and around most of the country. With fewer exceptions, student-athletes are staying eligible and graduating at a better rate than previously — due, in no small part, to thei
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. "I think that the evidence that Mr (Murray) Wilcox has elicited, and I'm sure other evidence that will be part of the matters put before the Office of Public Prosecutions, will in fact look to justify the case and I believe they will be...
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Christine Nixon Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. "We had then, and have now, every opportunity to speak our minds," Pace said. "And if we do not, shame on us, because the opportunity is there. It is elicited from us. And we're expected to."
    on Apr 12, 2006 By: Gen Peter Pace Source: Daily Times

  3. "I did a seven-county tour when I was back in Oregon two weeks ago, and when I noted that I had become the only Democrat to vote against Bernanke, it elicited cheers - on the liberal side and on the conservative side," said Senator Jeff Merkley,...
    on Jan 25, 2010 By: Jeff Merkley Source: New York Times

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