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elicit (something) from (someone)

1. To provoke something from someone, typically a specific reaction or emotion. Geez, what did you say to elicit such anger from Ben?
2. To obtain something from someone. Don't worry, our spy will elicit the documents we need from our enemies.
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elicit something from someone

to obtain information from someone. I hoped to elicit a statement from the mayor, but I could not reach her. Larry was not able to elicit anything new from Jane.
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At this point, the preservice teacher had elicited the student's understanding of one key component of the process, the combining of the six and the two.
The number of laughs elicited by a member of the FOMC during a meeting of the FOMC has not been studied before, so this study uses perhaps the simplest model for a panel of count data: a Poisson fixed-effects model with an exponential conditional mean function (Cameron and Trivedi 1998, 280).
After some trial and error, we decided to strike a metal table with a standard weight claw hammer, which at an approximate distance of 1 m elicited a clearly observable startle reflex.
When the whole-body withdrawal response was elicited by the KC1, the heart stopped beating.
Skillful reflections are not limited to simply repeating what the client has said, but attempt to discover underlying meaning in what is elicited.
I have also found that flight responses can be reliably elicited by dropping a push-pole from a platform onto the deck of a skiff.
When the ionic silver dressing was removed, the same 15 residents were observed as follows: Zero scored a 5, zero scored a 4, four elicited a 3, eight elicited a 2 (a look of surprise), zero elicited a 1 (rapid eye movement), and three elicited a 0 (no pain).
An informal qualitative evaluation elicited workshop attendees' beliefs about the workshops shortly after each was concluded.
Like Mahler, she has elicited powerful performances from the ABT dancers, especially David Hallberg in the role of Death, whose slow, deliberate, weighted movement leaches terror on the darkened stage.
Vaccination of crows with Kunjin virus, a subtype of WNV, protected against WNV, and a DNA vector, which elicited expression of attenuated Kunjin virus, provided protective immunity against WNV in mice (46).
Another physician, passing by the room immediately recognized the posturing and elicited a history of past prochlorperazine use for vomiting.
Kohn's own research for Shooters, some of which appeared in this magazine ("Their Aim Is True," May 2001), elicited predictable responses.
The alternate binaural bithermal caloric test elicited a 0% reduced vestibular response and a 0% directional preponderance.