Solicit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |səˈlɪsɪt|  American pronunciation of the word solicit
Brit.  |səˈlɪsɪt|  British pronunciation of the word solicit
- make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently (syn: beg, tap)
Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce
My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities
- make amorous advances towards (syn: court, romance, woo)
- approach with an offer of sexual favors (syn: accost, hook)
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

Examples

The center is soliciting donations to help victims of the earthquake.

The company is soliciting bids from various firms.

The organization is soliciting new memberships.

The newspaper's editors want to solicit opinions from readers.

The organization is soliciting for donations.

Special interest groups are soliciting Congress for funds.

The prostitutes were arrested for soliciting customers.

Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce

My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities

he was solicited by a prostitute

The young man was caught soliciting in the park

He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents

She is too shy to solicit

The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: solicit
he/she/it: solicits
present participle: soliciting
past tense: solicited
past participle: solicited
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