elicit / illicit

elicit / illicit
   Elicit is a verb that means "to draw out": The teacher had trouble eliciting responses from the students.
   Illicit is an adjective meaning "illegal or illegitimate": Illicit drugs or illicit behavior may help you enter jail.

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  • elicit / illicit —    Elicit is a verb that means to draw out : The teacher had trouble eliciting responses from the students.    Illicit is an adjective meaning illegal or illegitimate : Illicit drugs or illicit behavior may help you enter jail …   Confused words

  • illicit — elicit, illicit Confusion arises occasionally because both words are pronounced the same way (i lis it). Elicit is a verb meaning ‘to draw out or evoke (an answer, admission, etc.)’ whereas illicit is an adjective meaning ‘unlawful, forbidden’.… …   Modern English usage

  • elicit — elicit, illicit Confusion arises occasionally because both words are pronounced the same way (i lis it). Elicit is a verb meaning ‘to draw out or evoke (an answer, admission, etc.)’ whereas illicit is an adjective meaning ‘unlawful, forbidden’ …   Modern English usage

  • elicit — illicit …   American English homophones

  • illicit — elicit …   American English homophones

  • elicit — illicit …   English homophone dictionary

  • illicit, licit, elicit — As is suggested in the entry ILLEGAL, illicit means unlawful, not sanctioned or authorized, improper : Millie was accused of being an illicit trader in cigarettes. You are in illicit territory because this area is off bounds to all personnel.… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • elicit — See illicit. See illicit, licit, elicit …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • elicit — [[t]ɪlɪ̱sɪt[/t]] elicits, eliciting, elicited 1) VERB If you elicit a response or a reaction, you do or say something which makes other people respond or react. [V n] Mr Norris said he was hopeful that his request would elicit a positive response …   English dictionary

  • illicit — See illicit, licit, elicit …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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