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elicit

Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɪsət; ɪˈlɪsɪt/

Translation of elicit in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [laughter/smile] provocar* to elicit sth (from sb) [explanation/information/reply] obtener* algo (de algn) the speech elicited a hostile response from the audience el discurso provocó or suscitó una reacción hostil por parte del público
    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.

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