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educe

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of educe

  1. to draw out (something hidden, latent, or reserved) the gift of a puppy finally educed a response from the shy boy Synonyms of educe elicit, evoke, inspire, raise Words Related to educe drag, dredge (up), extort, extract, pull, wangle, wrest, wring; coax (out), gain, get, obtain, procure, secure; bare, disclose, discover, divulge, evince, expose, reveal, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveil Phrases call forth Near Antonyms of educe disregard, forget, ignore, miss, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over

Synonym Discussion of educe

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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