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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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Harrington, 1995; Herbst & Chazan, 2015; Stein, Smith, Henningsen, & Silver, 2009) or their skill at analyzing teaching as a means to assess their teaching knowledge (Kersting, 2008), but these foci do not enable teacher educators to see what novices are able to do to elicit student thinking.
These results provide justification to conduct a study to develop a domain library to help requirements engineers to elicit the functional clinical requirements interview.
Instead, this article addresses whether--as Krugman seems to suggest--members elicit laughter because they are unconcerned or even complacent about threats to the economy.
It is worth noting that only 3 (15%) of the PGSs described the risks to their patients in all 4 episodes, while 7 (35%) did not elicit this item at all.
The 2nd stimulus presentation appeared to elicit a greater magnitude of startle reflex in terms of movements and volume of the vocalization.
If, as we hypothesize, the CS begins to elicit a fear state in the snail after a single pairing of the CS-US in the CTA training procedure, there might be a significant alteration in heart activity.
Ultimately, an integral objective of MI is to elicit commitment statements (change talk).
In our high-tech society, anglers may prefer to elicit their flight responses electronically.
And More is provide novice classroom teachers with a series of tools (including mnemonics, acronyms, and wild stories) designed to elicit laughter and delight from children while drawing them into learning history and other subjects with zest and enjoyment.
So given the diverse ways in which universities have been structured to expedite intellectual inquiry, one could well imagine a variety of combinations of university and religion to elicit different forms of synergy.
It was beyond the scope of this study to elicit and measure the outcomes participants' believed followed their participation in the IVC workshops, and therefore, formed their attitudes toward having attended the workshops.
The incapacitated bacterium can then be used as to elicit an immune response for prophylactic and/or therapeutic purposes.
Violation of the unpacking principle (failing to elicit all relevant information) may lead to a missed diagnosis.
No matter the association, the powerful emotional responses that guns elicit are largely responsible for the stagnant and vitriolic nature of the current gun control debate.