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Dictionary definition for: Elicit

1. (v) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) "arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

2. (v) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning) "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

3. (v) derive by reason; "elicit a solution"

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