E·lic·it a. Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident. [Obs.] “An elicit act of equity.”
E·lic·it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elicited; p. pr. & vb. n. Eliciting.] To draw out or entice forth; to bring to light; to bring out against the will; to deduce by reason or argument; as, to elicit truth by discussion.
v 1: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse
pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse,
enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke]
2: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out
some interesting linguistic data from the native
informant" [syn: educe, evoke, extract, draw out]
3: derive by reason; "elicit a solution"