Can anybody tell me what is the meaning of 'elicit' ?

Dear student,
The word 'elicit' means 'to manage to get information, facts, reaction, etc from somebody.'
For example - It is important to elicit a suitable response from children for each assembly. 

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Evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
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It means to evoke, obtain or bring out.
Ex. - I tried to elicit a smile from Joanna.
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