Elicit – meaning of the word and examples

To get or produce something, especially information or a reaction. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To get a student to provide or remember a fact, response etc. rather than telling them the answer. (Cambridge Dictionary)

If you elicit a response or a reaction, you do or say something which makes other people respond or react. (Collins Dictionary)

If you elicit a piece of information, you get it by asking the right questions. (Collins Dictionary)

To call forth or draw out (something, such as information or a response). (Merriam Webster)


Meaning of elicit. Word pandit.


Ask, Don’t TellHow to Elicit Vocabulary in the ESL Classroom.



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