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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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