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English verb: elicit

1. elicit (emotion) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)


SamplesArouse pity.
Raise a smile.
Evoke sympathy.


Synonymsarouse, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)anger, ask for, bruise, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, draw, excite, excite, fire up, heat, hurt, ignite, infatuate, inflame, injure, interest, invite, offend, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, prick, rekindle, shake, shake up, shame, spite, stimulate, stir, stir up, strike a chord, sweep over, touch a chord, untune, upset, wake, whelm, wound

2. elicit (creation) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)


SamplesWe drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant.


Synonymsdraw out, educe, evoke, extract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see

3. elicit (cognition) derive by reason


SamplesElicit a solution.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)deduce, deduct, derive, infer


Domain categorylogic, logical system, system of logic









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