What does solicit mean?

Definitions for solicit
səˈlɪs ɪtso·lic·it

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word solicit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. solicit, beg, tapverb

    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"

  2. woo, court, romance, solicitverb

    make amorous advances towards

    "John is courting Mary"

  3. hook, solicit, accostverb

    approach with an offer of sexual favors

    "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"

  4. solicitverb

    incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination

    "He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"

  5. solicitverb

    make a solicitation or petition for something desired

    "She is too shy to solicit"

Wiktionary

  1. solicitverb

    To persistently endeavor to obtain an object, or bring about an event.

    Etymology: From solliciter, from sollicitare, present active participle of sollicito, from sollicitus, from sollus + perfect passive participle of cieo.

  2. solicitverb

    To woo; to court.

    Etymology: From solliciter, from sollicitare, present active participle of sollicito, from sollicitus, from sollus + perfect passive participle of cieo.

  3. solicitverb

    To persuade or incite one to commit some act, especially illegal or sexual behavior.

    Etymology: From solliciter, from sollicitare, present active participle of sollicito, from sollicitus, from sollus + perfect passive participle of cieo.

  4. solicitverb

    To offer to perform sexual activity, especially when for a payment.

    Etymology: From solliciter, from sollicitare, present active participle of sollicito, from sollicitus, from sollus + perfect passive participle of cieo.

  5. solicitverb

    To make a petition.

    Etymology: From solliciter, from sollicitare, present active participle of sollicito, from sollicitus, from sollus + perfect passive participle of cieo.

  6. solicitverb

    To disturb or trouble; to harass.

    Etymology: From solliciter, from sollicitare, present active participle of sollicito, from sollicitus, from sollus + perfect passive participle of cieo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solicitverb

    to ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to apply to for obtaining something; as, to solicit person for alms

  2. Solicitverb

    to endeavor to obtain; to seek; to plead for; as, to solicit an office; to solicit a favor

  3. Solicitverb

    to awake or excite to action; to rouse desire in; to summon; to appeal to; to invite

  4. Solicitverb

    to urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to

  5. Solicitverb

    to disturb; to disquiet; -- a Latinism rarely used

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Solicit

    sō-lis′it, v.t. to ask earnestly: to petition: to seek or try to obtain: to disturb.—n. solicitation.—ns. Solic′itant, one who solicits; Solicitā′tion, a soliciting: earnest request: invitation; Solic′iting (Shak.), solicitation; Solic′itor, one who asks earnestly: one who is legally qualified to act for another in a court of law, esp. a court of equity: a lawyer who prepares deeds, manages cases, instructs counsel in the superior courts, and acts as an advocate in the inferior courts; Solic′itor-gen′eral, in England, the law-officer of the crown next in rank to the attorney-general—in Scotland, to the lord-advocate; Solic′itorship.—adj. Solic′itous, soliciting or earnestly asking or desiring: very desirous: anxious: careful.—adv. Solic′itously.—ns. Solic′itousness, Solic′itude, state of being solicitous: anxiety or uneasiness of mind: trouble. [Fr. solliciter—L. sollicitāresollicitussollus, whole, citus, aroused—ciēre, to cite.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solicit in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solicit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of solicit in a Sentence

  1. Mark Whitworth:

    We are going to solicit universities and research institutes to conduct studies, and we are going to make the property available to them.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    I know Mr. Trump is reaching out to many people, throughout the party and the country, to solicit their advice and opinions. I believe this is a wise move on his part.

  3. Ashley Huebner:

    Attorneys arent jumping to go in and solicit paying clients in these courts, they want to ensure that peoples due process rights are being protected, and theres no opportunity to do that.

  4. Deane Jordan:

    Chain letters are not illegal. What is illegal is to threaten lives in such letters or solicit money.

  5. Sareh Baca:

    Keeping my nine-year-old on task has been the biggest challenge, i get her set up and then jump on a meeting, and about 75 % of the time when I go back to check on her she's watching YouTube or playing video games. I've had to solicit her older sister to help but that doesn't always end well, and she has her own work to do.

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Translations for solicit

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  • التماسArabic
  • den Hof machen, bedrängen, anstiften, stören, anfordern, erbitten, beschwatzen, belästigen, nachsuchen, werben, überredenGerman
  • solicitarSpanish
  • وکالتPersian
  • मांगनाHindi
  • mengumpulkanIndonesian
  • ಮನವಿKannada
  • nagabywaćPolish
  • solicitarPortuguese
  • ходатайствовать, приставить, обращаться, домогаться, досаждать, ухаживать, навязываться, петиция, добиватьсяRussian
  • uppvaktaSwedish
  • கோரTamil
  • เรียกร้องThai

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    • A. adscripted
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    • C. articulate
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