Antonyms for eliciting

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What was the secret of her power in eliciting this outside testimony?

Another was eliciting facts that our hero most desired to have made clear.

Osmond possessed in a supreme degree the art of eliciting any weakness.

Displayed great coolness and exemplary behavior, eliciting the applause of his officers and the gun's crew.

The small noise had the effect of eliciting another word from Sam.

She, however, did not succeed in eliciting much information.

He had shown signs of consciousness, and she had spoken to him, eliciting no response.

Parker showed his disappointment; he was not eliciting much information.

And so the question went all round, eliciting the same answer.

And he died with a sweet smile on his lip, eliciting the profound respect of his most embittered enemies.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Latin elicitus, past participle of elicere "draw forth," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + -licere, comb. form of lacere "to entice, lure, deceive" (related to laqueus "noose, snare;" see lace (n.)). Related: Elicited; eliciting; elicits; elicitation.