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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.
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Typically, an unconditioned response or reflex that is elicited by an unconditioned stimulus will show habituation if the stimulus is repeated (Gluck et al., 2008).
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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.
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An informal qualitative evaluation elicited workshop attendees' beliefs about the workshops shortly after each was concluded.
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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).
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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.