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.
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Gringo is a pejorative term in Latin America to refer to white English speakers, particularly North Americans. It has overtones of US intervention in Latin American internal affairs. In the eighteenth century the word was applied to foreigners who spoke little or no Spanish.