Definitions for solicitsəˈlɪs ɪt
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solicit, beg, tap(verb)
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"
woo, court, romance, solicit(verb)
make amorous advances towards
"John is courting Mary"
hook, solicit, accost(verb)
approach with an offer of sexual favors
"he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
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"
To persistently endeavor to obtain an object, or bring about an event.
To woo; to court.
To persuade or incite one to commit some act, especially illegal or sexual behavior.
To offer to perform sexual activity, especially when for a payment.
To make a petition.
To disturb or trouble; to harass.
Origin: From solliciter, from sollicitare, present active participle of sollicito, from sollicitus, from sollus + perfect passive participle of cieo.
to ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to apply to for obtaining something; as, to solicit person for alms
to endeavor to obtain; to seek; to plead for; as, to solicit an office; to solicit a favor
to awake or excite to action; to rouse desire in; to summon; to appeal to; to invite
to urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to
to disturb; to disquiet; -- a Latinism rarely used
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Chain letters are not illegal. What is illegal is to threaten lives in such letters or solicit money.
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- den Hof machen, bedrängen, anstiften, stören, anfordern, erbitten, beschwatzen, belästigen, nachsuchen, werben, überredenGerman
- ходатайствовать, приставить, обращаться, домогаться, досаждать, ухаживать, навязываться, петиция, добиватьсяRussian
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