from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of elicit.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • DGA President, Taylor Hackford said, “television directors play a crucial role in eliciting performance, advancing the story and establishing the look and feel in all genres of television”.

    DGA Recognizes TV Directors –

  • Having asked various questions, I have not been my usual forensic self in eliciting answers.

    Eyeball to eyeball (with tooth-sucking….) « Write Anything

  • The poor poets epistles are exhibited, but the epistles he receives are kept out of sight, though such epistles perhaps were the chief agents in eliciting the very thoughts and diction of his own.

    Letter 225

  • (Rick Warren certainly had an agenda on Saturday at CamelbackSaddleback, but he seemed more interested in eliciting information from the candidates than the too-knowing 'pros' and -- blissfully -- he seemed entirely uninterested in playing gotcha.)

    Debate Perps - Swampland -

  • Identifying which mercado would go a long way in eliciting a useful answer.


  • A novel of rich emotional depth, Winterkill succeeds in eliciting sympathy and understanding for its unusual characters.

    Winterkill: Summary and book reviews of Winterkill by Karen Wunderman.

  • And do most horror films succeed or fail in eliciting the right degree of thrills and chills?

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • That is why she has succeeded in eliciting beautiful secrets from fairy tales, living folk legends, and saints 'stories; secrets that had been hidden from the wordly-wise but which true simplicity perceives because, as the poet has the old grandmother say, it

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1909 - Presentation Speech

  • Professor Cairnsley came along the line he was gradually eliciting from the terrified class the superficial points which were more or less common to all philosophers.

    When Patty Went to College

  • "Khel koi bhi ho … jeetna aana chaahiye," he translated it in Hindi, eliciting wild cheers.

    The Hindu - Front Page


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.