tr.v. e·lic·it·ed , e·lic·it·ing , e·lic·its
1. To bring or draw out (something latent); educe.
2. To arrive at (a truth, for example) by logic.
3. To call forth, draw out, or provoke (a reaction, for example).
1620s, from L. elicitus , pp. of elicere "draw forth," from ex- "out" + -licere, comb. form of lacer "to entice." Related: Elicited; eliciting; elicits.