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Word of the Day 11/23/16 Elicit

Elicit (verb)
elicit [ih-lis-it]


verb (used with object)
1. to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke: to elicit the truth; to elicit a response with a question.

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Can be confused
illicit.

Origin: 1635-45; < Latin ēlicitus drawn out (past participle of ēlicere), equivalent to ē- e- + lici- draw, lure + -tus past participle suffix

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