1. [ verb ] call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses
Synonyms: arouse evoke provoke fire raise kindle enkindle

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

Related terms: make excite overwhelm invite draw interest stimulate hurt upset anger inflame strike_a_chord infatuate rekindle shame prick arousal incitement
2. [ verb ] deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
Synonyms: extract evoke draw_out educe

"We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

Related terms: interpret
3. [ verb ] (logic) derive by reason

"elicit a solution"

Related terms: deduce logic
Similar spelling:   elicited