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Verb: solicit  su'li-sit
  1. Ask for something
    "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbour keeps soliciting money for different charities";
    - beg
  2. Make amorous advances towards
    "John is soliciting Mary";
    - woo, court, romance
  3. Approach with an offer of sexual favours
    "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"; "he was solicited by a prostitute";
    - accost
  4. Incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination
    "He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"
  5. Make a solicitation or petition for something desired
    "She is too shy to solicit"

Derived forms: solicited, solicits, soliciting

Type of: act, ask, ask for, bespeak, call for, cause, furnish, get, have, induce, make, move, offer, provide, quest, render, request, stimulate, supply

Encyclopedia: Solicit