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    Elicit and provoke

    What's the difference between :

    " to provoke a response and to elicit a response " ??

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    Re: Elicit and provoke

    Try looking up the words in a dictionary Come back here if you have any questions

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    Re: Elicit and provoke

    I believe "provoke" carries a somewhat negative connotation, whereas "elicit" means just something like "encourage someone to give you an answer". A teacher might want to elicit a response from a student.

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