Verb: solicit su'li-sit
- Make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
"Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbour keeps soliciting money for different charities";
- beg, tap
- Make amorous advances towards
"John is soliciting Mary";
- woo, court, romance
- Approach with an offer of sexual favours
"The young man was caught soliciting in the park"; "he was solicited by a prostitute";
- hook, accost
- Incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination
"He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"
- Make a solicitation or petition for something desired
"She is too shy to solicit"
Derived forms: solicits, soliciting, solicited
Type of: act, ask, bespeak, call for, cause, get, have, induce, make, move, offer, quest, request, stimulate