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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.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
elicitation
noun [U] uk   /ɪˌlɪs.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
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