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Elicit


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Elicit to draw or bring out something that is present but not visible or actualized.

Elicit comes under verb.

Synonyms: call forth, cause, derive, extract, fetch, rouse, stimulate.

Antonyms: discourage, inhibit, repress, stifle, suppress.


Sample Usage

The boy's sad face elicited compassion from the most hardened observer.

This campaign is designed to elicit more public interest and donations for our cause.

The man tried to elicit the sympathy of the judge by appearing in court in a wheelchair.


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