draw out; evoke; cause someone to think or say something
By subtle questioning, the lawyer was able to elicit from the witness the admission that he had actually been at the scene of the crime.
e ex (out)#licere (entice, lure, deceive) (Latin)
implicit-which is understood. explicit - means specifically told or written. ELICIT means which is not specifically told or understood but WE HAVE TO DRIVE BY REASONING implicit - which is understood. explicit - means specifically told/derived so elicit - explicit