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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.
A Panel of Experts"), none of the panelists recognized that monetary policymakers already say things that elicit expressions of hilarity, at least while meeting among themselves.
That is, fear elicits a transient change in heartbeat in these mammals.
2005), elicits a decrease in cell packing density, an increase in total protein/DNA, and a decrease in the membrane/total protein ratio.
To obtain the necessary facts and elicit false exculpatories, the investigator must allow the subject to describe the details of the "opportunity" offered to victims and the specific representations made to victims.
In theory, if one were interested only in measuring severity, one would not need to elicit information specific to treatment selection, for example.
The mold is present in the mucus of virtually everyone, but in patients with chronic sinusitis, the mold elicits an inflammatory response from the host.
In fact, the latter test raises an interesting question: If CPF elicits deficits in 5HT synaptic function, why does 5H[T.
Level 4: The proposed task elicits evidence of students' knowledge of the algebra standard.
Replication-incompetent adenoviral vaccine vector elicits effective anti-immunodeficiency-virus immunity.
When added to a meal, monosodium glutamate, or MSG, elicits this taste, as well.
Only the most persistent customers or the threat of law enforcement action actually elicits a refund.
Music played during lunch tends to have a calming effect and we do our best to seat residents in a way that elicits conversation and prevents any personality dashes.
In theory, the T-cell vaccine elicits a targeted anti-idiotypic immune response against the damaging T-cells, both circulating and at the site of inflammation, and a generalized anti-ergotypic immune response mediated by T-regulatory cells.
Inhibition of choline transport by hemicholinium-3 (HC-3) or its analogs, such as dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), elicits neural tube defects in mammalian embryos (Fisher et al.