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Definition of "solicit" []

  • To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application: a candidate who solicited votes among the factory workers. (verb-transitive)
  • To petition persistently; importune: solicited the neighbors for donations. (verb-transitive)
  • To entice or incite to evil or illegal action. (verb-transitive)
  • To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sexual services. (verb-transitive)
  • To make solicitation or petition for something desired. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a request, application, or entreaty to (a person for business, support, etc) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To accost (a person) with an offer of sexual relations in return for money (verb)
  • To provoke or incite (a person) to do something wrong or illegal (verb)

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Use "solicit" in a sentence
  • "There's a technical definition of the term solicit; and the question is whether or not being in a fundraising dinner committee counts as soliciting."
  • "Good/bad, male/female, and because of the solicit is suggesting once again "testosterone", I'm thinking the obvious choice gender wise, is the complete opposite which is the "estrogen.""
  • "If you want to hold true to what the solicit is referring."