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Elicit Vs Illicit


Elicit শব্দটি একটি verb.

Meaning as a verb:

কোন তথ্য, উত্তর বা প্রতিক্রিয়াকে কারও কাছ থেকে বের করে আনা বা আহ্বান করা বা আবির্ভূত করা।

To draw out or evoke any information, answer or reaction from someone.


  • The program is trying to elicit a clear reaction from the public. (অনুষ্ঠানটি জনগণের কাছ থেকে স্পষ্ট প্রতিক্রিয়া বের করে আনতে চেষ্টা করছে।)
  • The questionnaire is designed to elicit complete information from people.
  • The teacher was trying to elicit the correct answer from the student.
  • The lawyer was successful to elicit the truth from the witness.
  • Tom tried his best to elicit the secret from Aric.
  • Our uncle elicited a burst of laughter from us.



Illicit শব্দটি একটি adjective.

Meaning as an adjective:

অবৈধ বা বেআইনী বা অননুমোদিত। এই শব্দটি একটি গোপন অতিস্বর বহন করে কিস্তু “illegal” শব্দটি থেকে কম জোরালো।

Unlawful or not allowed. This word carries a stealthy overtone but is less strong than the word illegal.


  • The man was arrested for carrying illicit drugs. (অবৈধ মাদক দ্রব্য বহনের জন্য লোকটি গ্রেফতার হয়েছিলো।)
  • Aric is involved in an illicit drug dealing.
  • Don’t get involved in any illicit business.
  • Everyone knows that the man is having an illicit affair with the girl.
  • You cannot carry illicit staffs with you.
  • The man was arrested for carrying illicit liquor with him.


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