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elicit, illicit

Elicit and illicit sound alike but differ in meaning and in spelling.

The verb elicit entails obtaining information or a reaction.

  • The survey was designed to elicit the true feelings of those interviewed.

The adjective illicit describes something forbidden or unlawful.

  • The RCMP fights illicit drug use in Canada.