transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- [laughter/smile] provocar* to elicit sth (
fromsb) [explanation/information/reply] obtener* algo ( dealgn) the speech elicited a hostile response from the audience el discurso provocó or suscitó una reacción hostil por parte del públicoMore example sentences
- They say they are interested in eliciting strong reactions to their work but, as people, the deepest emotion they seem willing to display is this kind of bland amusement.
- If some students disagree with an incorrect answer, elicit the correct response.
- Prolonged question and answer sessions will eventually elicit the response the teacher is looking for.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.