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solicit meaning and definition

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Definition of solicit (verb)

  1. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
    • "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
    • synonyms: beg, tap
  2. make amorous advances towards
  3. approach with an offer of sexual favors
    • "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
    • synonyms: accost, hook
  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"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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