Translation of elicit in Spanish:

elicit

Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɪsət; ɪˈlɪsɪt/

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
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.