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He also shows many of the same experimental tendencies we see in human infants, such as repeating a behavior and watching the elicited response from adults.

While the algorithm rewards pictures of newborns and puppies, it is also inclined to promoting news stories—including fake ones—likely to elicit a reaction.

From Fortune

Furu tofu, for example, a lacto-fermented type of tofu unfamiliar to most American consumers, is used throughout the menu and elicits questions, which Junzi’s staff is trained to answer thoroughly.

From Eater

When older adults get the flu vaccine, for example, the shot doesn’t elicit as strong an immune response as it does in younger adults.

Similarly, as the Bush tax cuts expired, Democrats ended up voting to keep most of them in place, because to do otherwise might have elicited voters’ wrath.

From Vox

Cooper good-naturedly laughed off the prank, before eliciting help from some other actors for speedy Sediuk removal.

He still received 45 percent of the vote despite the mere mention of his name eliciting eye rolls from party loyalists.

But the director is actually more interested in eliciting cheap laughs than in extended social commentary.

Couric, armed with her blue cards, excels at eliciting information, but not at taking center stage.

“It would be considered,” she says tartly, eliciting a laugh from her husband.

Some conversation ensued with the unhappy young man, but they could scarcely hope that they were eliciting the truth from him.

Looking at her, he was conscious of being absorbed in the attempt to keep his temper instead of eliciting what she had to tell.

This, as may be supposed, did not prove a ready means of eliciting a confession from the cowardly Grandison.

They knocked several times, eliciting no response, and finally opening the doors, they found that the occupants had moved out.

The Commissioner, after carefully eliciting all the facts, gave the prisoner an opportunity to make a statement.


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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to eliciting, such as: extort, wrest, wring, obtain, bring out, and evoke.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.