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Definition 1: derive by reason - [verb of cognition]

Samples where elicit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • elicit a solution

(elicit is a kind of ...) reason by deduction; establish by deduction

(elicit belongs to category ...) a system of reasoning

Definition 2: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning) - [verb of creation]

Samples where elicit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

Synonyms for elicit in the sense of this definition

(elicit is a kind of ...) make sense of; assign a meaning to

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

Definition 3: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) - [verb of emotion]

Samples where elicit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • arouse pity
  • raise a smile
  • evoke sympathy

Synonyms for elicit in the sense of this definition

(elicit is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of elicit ) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

(... is a kind of elicit ) hurt the feelings of

"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests" "This remark really bruised my ego"

(... is a kind of elicit ) cause to be ashamed

(... is a kind of elicit ) cause to lose one's composure

(... is a kind of elicit ) make angry

"The news angered him"

(... is a kind of elicit ) arouse or elicit a feeling

(... is a kind of elicit ) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

(... is a kind of elicit ) arouse or excite feelings and passions

"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor" "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world" "Wake old feelings of hatred"

(... is a kind of elicit ) to cause a sharp emotional pain

"The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"

(... is a kind of elicit ) arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way

"His new car has infatuated him" "love has infatuated her"

(... is a kind of elicit ) arouse again

"rekindle hopes" "rekindle her love"

(... is a kind of elicit ) elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.

"The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans" "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"

(... is a kind of elicit ) increase the likelihood of

"ask for trouble" "invite criticism"

(... is a kind of elicit ) evoke a reaction, response, or emotion

"this writer strikes a chord with young women" "The storyteller touched a chord"

(... is a kind of elicit ) excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

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