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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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References in classic literature ?
She smiled to cover her shyness, and I fancied she had a fear that I would make the sort of gibe that such a confession could hardly have failed to elicit from Rose Waterford.
Steer clear of the disapproval or dismissive attitude that such children usually elicit from other adults.
The teachers will learn to create rubrics in which the scoring criteria are consistent with the information that the assessment task is likely to elicit from students.
Discussions with staff managers should elicit from them what data they need.