English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'elicit'

(verb) 
Definition
to bring about (a response or reaction)
He was hopeful that his request would elicit a positive response.
Synonyms
bring about
,
cause
I don't want to cause any trouble.
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derive
He is one of those people who derives pleasure from helping others.
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bring out
,
evoke
The programme has evoked a storm of protest.
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give rise to
,
draw out
,
bring forth
,
bring to light
,
call forth
(verb) 
Definition
to draw out (information) from someone
the question of how far police should go to elicit a confession
Synonyms
,
extract
He tried to extract further information from the witness.
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exact
He has exacted a high price for his co-operation.
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evoke
Hearing these songs can still evoke strong memories and emotions.
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wrest
He has been trying to wrest control from the central government.
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draw out
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extort
The kidnappers extorted a huge ransom for his release.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of cause
Definition
to be the cause of
I don't want to cause any trouble.
Synonyms
lead to,
occasion (formal),
result in,
bring about,
give rise to,
in the sense of derive
He is one of those people who derives pleasure from helping others.
in the sense of educe
Synonyms
draw out,
bring out,
bring forth

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