Elicit – Get a response from someone
To remember the definition of the word elicit, use the following mnemonic:
He listed it (elicit) as a death. He certainly got a response from the man when he found out.
Examples of elicit in a sentence
The surveyor elicited information from the public as they walked down the street.
Many websites elicit information on users online presence and use it to recommend adverts.
The medium tried to elicit a response from the spirits.