transitive verb (educed; educing) Etymology: Latin educere to draw out, from e- + ducere to lead — more at tow Date: 1603 1. to bring out (as something latent) 2. deduceeducible adjectiveeduction noun Synonyms: educe, evoke, elicit, extract, extort mean to draw out something hidden, latent, or reserved. educe implies the bringing out of something potential or latent <
educed order out of chaos
. evoke implies a strong stimulus that arouses an emotion or an interest or recalls an image or memory <
a song that evokes warm memories
. elicit usually implies some effort or skill in drawing forth a response <
careful questioning elicited the truth
. extract implies the use of force or pressure in obtaining answers or information <
extracted a confession from him
. extort suggests a wringing or wresting from one who resists strongly <
extorted their cooperation by threatening to inform

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