What is the difference between elicit and illicit?
- evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone.
- Survey questions, pitched at a general level, may elicit what respondents regard as socially approved values.
- Whatever the type of interview, the basic purpose is always the same: to elicit information from the interviewee.
- forbidden by law, rules, or custom.
- The Government has been resisting the removal of frontier controls because of anxieties about drugs and illicit arms traffickers.
- In our own folk symbolism and in those of a number of other cultural traditions, ‘horns’ convey a sinister, demonic association connected with illicit sexuality, as in the expression ‘horny’.
- Stealing software by illicit copying is wrong, of course, and in many places is a crime.