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Persuade vs Elicit - What's the difference?

persuade | elicit |

As verbs the difference between persuade and elicit

is that persuade is while elicit is to evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer.

As an adjective elicit is

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

persuade

English

Alternative forms

* perswade (obsolete)

Verb

(persuad)
  • To successfully convince (someone) to agree to, accept, or do something, usually through reasoning and verbal influence. Compare sway.
  • That salesman was able to persuade me into buying this bottle of lotion.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • We will persuade him, be it possible.
  • *
  • The boy became volubly friendly and bubbling over with unexpected humour and high spirits. He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance. Nobody would miss them, he explained.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=November 10, author=Jeremy Wilson, work=Telegraph
  • , title= England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report , passage=The most persistent tormentor was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored a hat-trick in last month’s corresponding fixture in Iceland. His ability to run at defences is instantly striking, but it is his clever use of possession that has persuaded some shrewd judges that he is an even better prospect than Theo Walcott.}}
  • To urge, plead; to try to convince (someone to do something).
  • * (Bible), 2 (w) xviii. 32
  • Hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you.
  • * 1834 , (w), A Narrative of the Life of , Nebraska 1987, p. 34:
  • He persuaded me to go home, but I refused.
  • (obsolete) To convince of by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.
  • * (Bible), (w) vi. 9
  • Beloved, we are persuaded better things of you.

    Synonyms

    * convince

    Antonyms

    * dissuade

    Derived terms

    * persuasion * persuasive

    elicit

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer.
  • 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?
  • To use logic to arrive at truth; to derive by reason; deduce; construe.
  • See also

    * illicit

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • An elicit act of equity.
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