illicit vs elicit

illicit elicit


  • 1) Breaking social norms.
  • 2) law Not approved by law, but not invalid.
  • 3) Not sanctioned by custom or law; improper or unlawful.
  • 4) Linguistics Improperly formed; ungrammatical.
  • 5) Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful
  • 6) contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention
  • 7) Not authorized or permitted; prohibited; unlicensed; unlawful: as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse.
  • 8) Acting unlawfully; clandestine.
  • 9) Synonyms Unlawful, Illegitimate, etc. See lawful.


  • 1) obsolete Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.
  • 2) To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer.
  • 3) To draw out, bring out, bring forth (something latent); to obtain information from someone or something.
  • 4) To use logic to arrive at truth; to derive by reason; deduce; construe.
  • 5) derive by reason
  • 6) To draw out; bring forth or to light; evolve; gain: as, to elicit sparks by collision; to elicit truth by discussion; to elicit approval.
  • 7) Performed by the will itself without the aid of any other faculty: as, volition, nolition, choice, consent, and the like are elicit acts: opposed to imperate.
  • 8) Immediately directed to an end: opposed to imperate.
  • 9) To call forth, draw out, or provoke (a response or reaction, for example): synonym: evoke.
  • 10) To draw out or entice forth; to bring to light; to bring out against the will; to deduce by reason or argument.


  • 1) Businesses use cash to avoid paying taxes and political parties use it for illicit funding.
  • 2) Many local councils have also cut back on control work, such as cracking down on the illicit tobacco trade.
  • 3) Vets are also worried about the illicit trade in other wild animals.
  • 4) What is the most commonly used illicit drug?
  • 5) She did not expect the downturn to lead to an increase in illicit tobacco trade.
  • 6) This is guaranteed to intensify shortages and illicit commercial activity.
  • 7) We can only pray they do not use their illicit freedom to do just that.
  • 8) He is one of many fanatics who made a fortune from illicit trade in cigarettes.
  • 9) It is reasonable to conclude that a sizeable proportion of that will be illicit activity.
  • 10) This is because young people are often careful to conceal their use of illicit drugs.
  • 11) There is no question of illicit use of jets.
  • 12) In view of this it can be difficult to keep illicit drug use in its proper perspective.
  • 13) He said illicit use was difficult to identify as they had been designed to avoid detection.
  • 14) That leaves us with the illicit arms trade, the most alarming section of the book.
  • 15) It's an own goal and will only help illicit trade.
  • 16) Similarly, illicit drug use has declined.
  • 17) Brazil did better in the third quarter after earlier tax rises dropped out of the mix and a crackdown on the illicit trade kicked in.
  • 18) Crime is an illicit activity.
  • 19) This two-part thriller pits the environment against capitalism and wraps it around a story of illicit love and a tale of male friendship.
  • 20) The illicit trade was highlighted in a Sunday Times investigation last year.
  • 21) As long as Tor survives, illicit trade will thrive.
  • 22) The American inquiry is thought to centre on the possibility of criminal activity through these illicit withdrawals from Mt.
  • 23) The term illicit device contained with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act is argued to be limited to pirate or counterfeit decoders and therefore does not include decoders procured in this manner.
  • 24) Bank Mellat officials have denied engaging in illicit business and have told Iranian state-owned media that the U.S. has never provided any evidence to back its claims.
  • 25) Typically, the safety advice to travelers to Mexico is to avoid driving at night, don't wear flashy clothing or jewelry, don't engage in illicit conduct etc.
  • 26) The real fear over the bachelor girl was the state of her morals: a woman alone could engage in illicit relations with men and thus enjoy experiences formerly reserved for married women.
  • 27) Of course, there will be skeptics who will surmise that he had been involved in illicit activities which lead to his death.
  • 28) Prosecution of those who require marihuana for medical purposes did not achieve any of the three objectives of the CDSA identified by the Crown: preventing harm, international treaty obligations, and control of the trade in illicit drugs.
  • 29) ‘Drugs are illegal and illicit because they do incredible harm and no good whatsoever.’
  • 30) ‘There is a history of illicit drug use while in hospital which had some associations with the symptoms of his illness.’
  • 31) ‘Pubs, clubs and people's homes were still the most common places for bootleggers to sell illicit goods.’
  • 32) ‘Every now and then, supply vehicles are sent out to get food, medicine and illicit black market goods.’
  • 33) ‘If you make it legal and normal, most of them would move onto something else illegal and illicit.’
  • 34) ‘Politically, the most important criminal industries are illicit trading in arms and in drugs.’
  • 35) ‘I mean it is designed to dissuade young people from starting with illicit drugs.’
  • 36) ‘Under the legislation, the object of confiscation is not punishment but the forfeiture of an illicit profit.’
  • 37) ‘Recent authority for illicit conduct of this nature dictates penitentiary time.’
  • 38) ‘They will put an end to the illicit drug trade, and quash the insurgency and end violence in Colombia.’
  • 39) ‘He also admitted to having been in possession of illicit drugs and related utensils.’
  • 40) ‘Currently the sources for acquiring cannabis and hard drugs are one and the same - the illicit drug dealer.’
  • 41) ‘The city of Taurio is a place of drugs, illicit liquor and vice of all kinds.’
  • 42) ‘Copy protection, especially to prevent overseas piracy for illicit sale, is an important issue.’
  • 43) ‘The judge replied that Campbell's therapy was to keep her off illicit drugs.’
  • 44) ‘This in turn seems to have been associated with the rise of a large illicit distilling industry in the north and west of Ireland.’
  • 45) ‘Russian investigators in pursuit of illicit transfers were not always helped by foreign officialdom.’
  • 46) ‘Hence it is brought to one of 60 illicit processing laboratories dotted around the Khyber Pass.’
  • 47) ‘The villagers pledged to keep away from liquor and also shun illicit distillers from their area.’


  • 1) It should not require this amount of energy to elicit information about oneself.
  • 2) This is the story that has preoccupied at least two nations and elicited sympathy around the world.
  • 3) It is not the first time the play has elicited strong reactions.
  • 4) All of which has elicited no reaction at all.
  • 5) Did none of them elicit sympathy?
  • 6) Of course, this will not elicit general sympathy.
  • 7) It is a programme that elicits horror, sympathy and admiration in equal measure.
  • 8) All this elicits little sympathy from those who contend that aspiring owner-occupiers have always struggled.
  • 9) Besides which, a complaint is usually uttered more to elicit sympathy than in real expectation that the grievance will be addressed.
  • 10) I didn't elicit this information myself.
  • 11) Let's quiz them on these issues, try to elicit some real information.
  • 12) Bosnia are not simply in Brazil to elicit sympathy or provide romance, and they score an awful lot of goals.
  • 13) Apart from his moments of glory on the American football field, he is a lumbering giant mostly used to elicit reactions from the cast around him.
  • 14) Of course, this answer is the one I suspect that Dawkins wishes to elicit from the reader of "Meet my cousin, the chimpanzee".
  • 15) A similar problem unfolds in stanza five as the speaker seeks to elicit from the urn a transcendental message both aesthetic and ontological that will bring the poem to thematic and formal closure and that will confirm the urn's (and the poem's) status as a revelatory Romantic symbol.
  • 16) The first step, however, was to elicit from the Germans a concrete statement of aims.
  • 17) Meanwhile Dr Malan made an attempt to elicit from the Germans a more definite indication of their intentions towards South Africa.
  • 18) And this is pretty much the standard crest-and-trough reaction I elicit from the Chinese.
  • 19) i wonder how many “kill it” posts this will elicit from the local contingent of bitter, pizza-faced, boys.
  • 20) But country-of-origin labels elicit an even more perplexing question.
  • 21) Say Chinnery to any art buff under 40 and the name will elicit no response, and now that Tate Britain has all but abandoned its responsibility to keep successive generations aware of historic British painting, it is probable that Chinnery will be for ever lost to common knowledge, obliterated, with many other once known artists, by the enforced fashion there for contemporary art.
  • 22) I also loved that you used 'elicit' and 'illicit' within the same piece, and close together.
  • 23) ‘They say they are interested in eliciting strong reactions to their work but, as people, the deepest emotion they seem willing to display is this kind of bland amusement.’
  • 24) ‘If some students disagree with an incorrect answer, elicit the correct response.’
  • 25) ‘Prolonged question and answer sessions will eventually elicit the response the teacher is looking for.’
  • 26) ‘Translation into local languages of report and draft Constitution to elicit public responses.’
  • 27) ‘According to analysts, any bit of good news in this climate elicits an exaggerated reaction in an oversold market that's coming off a slew of negative pre-announcements.’
  • 28) ‘That question's been asked time and time again, and it elicits no valid answer.’
  • 29) ‘Other innovations are eliciting such reactions.’
  • 30) ‘Pressing him on whether women seriously held the upper hand in government and society, she never quite elicited a satisfying answer.’
  • 31) ‘You would imagine that a call to the Department of the Taoiseach would elicit answers to those relatively easy questions.’
  • 32) ‘The study was widely reported in newspapers and elicited some unsurprising reactions.’
  • 33) ‘He tried gesturing towards the door but that elicited no useful reaction from the creature.’
  • 34) ‘In fact, neither of these statements elicited a positive response and Wilson quickly moved on.’
  • 35) ‘In other words, such a question is not meant to elicit an answer.’
  • 36) ‘His name isn't going to elicit a positive reaction - it hasn't for over a year now.’
  • 37) ‘This is a work-in-progress meant to elicit reaction and address problems in the transport industry.’
  • 38) ‘It's time to start worrying when exhibitions elicit no reaction at all.’
  • 39) ‘Next, the points were stimulated with an ear probe to elicit a positive reaction.’
  • 40) ‘I put the emphasis on that last word just right so to elicit some reaction from him.’
  • 41) ‘which are more likely to elicit a positive response than direct statements of fact.’
  • 42) ‘We need to stop worrying about what others think of us and make pictures that elicit a gut reaction.’
  • 43) ‘However, the extension to minority groups elicits the potential for internal (cultural or economic) autonomy.’
  • 44) ‘But eliciting the yet-unrealized potentials of an ecosystem is one thing; firing silver bullets at it is quite another.’
  • 45) ‘Action potentials are elicited when tiny pores in the nerve cell membrane, known as sodium channels, open up in response to a stimulus.’
  • 46) ‘Detection of the deviant elicits additional evoked potentials.’

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