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elicit

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈlɪs.ɪt/ formal us  
to get or produce something, especially information or a reaction: Have you managed to elicit a response from them yet? The questionnaire was intended to elicit information on eating habits. They were able to elicit the support of the public.
elicitation
noun [U] uk   /ɪˌlɪs.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
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