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verb [transitive] formal elicit pronunciation in American English /ɪˈlɪsɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyelicit
he/she/itelicits
present participleeliciting
past tenseelicited
past participleelicited
  1. 1
    to make someone react in the way that you want
    The question elicited a positive response from 60% of voters.
  2. 2
    to manage to get information from someone
    Their research had elicited very little so far.

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