Elicit vs. Solicit

Elicit vs. Solicit — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Elicit and Solicit

Elicitverb

To call forth, draw out, or provoke (a response or reaction, for example)

"Interrogators were reportedly frustrated by their inability to elicit useful information from him" (Jane Mayer).

Solicitverb

To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application

a candidate who solicited votes among the factory workers.

Elicitverb

To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer.

Solicitverb

To petition persistently; importune

solicited the neighbors for donations.

Elicitverb

To draw out, bring out, bring forth (something latent); to obtain information from someone or something.

Fred wished to elicit the time of the meeting from Jane.''Did you elicit a response?

Solicitverb

To commit the criminal offense of enticing or inciting (another) to commit an illegal act.

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Elicitverb

To use logic to arrive at truth; to derive by reason

Solicitverb

To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.

Elicitadjective

(obsolete) Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.

Solicitverb

To make solicitation or petition for something desired.

Elicitverb

call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);

arouse pityraise a smileevoke sympathy

Solicitverb

To approach or accost someone with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.

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Elicitverb

deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning);

We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

Solicitverb

To persistently endeavor to obtain an object, or bring about an event.

to solicit alms, or a favour

Elicitverb

derive by reason;

elicit a solution

Solicitverb

To woo; to court.

Solicitverb

To persuade or incite one to commit some act, especially illegal or sexual behavior.

If you want to lose your virginity, you should try to solicit some fine looking women.

Solicitverb

To offer to perform sexual activity, especially when for a payment.

My girlfriend tried to solicit me for sex, but I was tired.

Solicitverb

To make a petition.

Solicitverb

(archaic) To disturb or trouble; to harass.

Solicitverb

To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.

Solicitverb

To disturb; to disquiet.

Solicitverb

make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently;

Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorceMy neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities

Solicitverb

make amorous advances towards;

John is courting Mary

Solicitverb

approach with an offer of sexual favors;

he was solicited by a prostituteThe young man was caught soliciting in the park

Solicitverb

incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination;

He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents

Solicitverb

make a solicitation or petition for something desired;

She is too shy to solicit