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Meaning of SOLICIT

Pronunciation:  su'lisit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make a solicitation or petition for something desired; "She is too shy to solicit"
  2. [v]  incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination; "He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"
  3. [v]  approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
  4. [v]  make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solcited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
  5. [v]  make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
 

SOLICIT is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: accost, beg, court, romance, tap, woo
 
 See Also: act, ask, bespeak, buttonhole, call for, canvas, canvass, cause, chase, chase after, display, get, have, induce, lobby, make, move, offer, quest, request, stimulate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\So*lic"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solicited}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Soliciting}.] [F. sollicier, L. sollicitare,
solicitare, -atum, fr. sollicitus wholly (i. e., violently)
moved; sollus whole + citus, p. p. of ciere to move, excite.
See {Solemn}, {Cite}.]
1. To ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to
   apply to for obtaining something; as, to solicit person
   for alms.

         Did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me?
                                               --Milton.

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

         I view my crime, but kindle at the view, Repent old
         pleasures, and solicit new.           --Pope.

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

         That fruit . . . solicited her longing eye.
                                               --Milton.

         Sounds and some tangible qualities solicit their
         proper senses, and force an entrance to the mind.
                                               --Locke.

4. To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for
   or with reference to. [Obs.]

         Should My brother henceforth study to forget The vow
         that he hath made thee, I would ever Solicit thy
         deserts.                              --Ford.

5. To disturb; to disquiet; -- a Latinism rarely used.

         Hath any ill solicited thine ears?    --Chapman.

         But anxious fears solicit my weak breast. --Dryden.

Syn: Syn. To beseech; ask; request; crave; supplicate;
     entreat; beg; implore; importune. See {Beseech}.

 

 

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