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摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 18, 2022 is: elicit • \ih-LISS-it\  •...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 18, 2022 is:

elicit • \ih-LISS-it\  • verb

Elicit means "to get (a response, information, etc.) from someone."

// The final amount raised by the charity walk elicited cheers from the crowd.

// The teacher's question elicited no response.

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Examples:

"Black-and-white wall art can elicit several different moods in your home. … You can use black-and-white wall art to subdue a space or add a touch of elegance." — Karl Daum, KDVR (Denver, Colorado), 22 Feb. 2022

Did you know?

Elicit comes from the Latin verb elicere, from the prefix e-, meaning "away," and lacere, "to entice by charm or attraction."



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