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 chaosevoke 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 himextort suggests a wringing or wresting from one who resists strongly.
extorted their cooperation by threatening to inform
Examples of educe in a Sentence
the gift of a puppy finally educed a response from the shy boy