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solicit

verb

1 solicit

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.

synonyms: beg, tap.

Roget 765: request, ask; beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask; beg leave, beg a boon; ... show more

2 solicit

Make amorous advances towards.

synonyms: court, romance, woo.

Roget 865: desire; wish, wish for; be desirous etc. adj.. have a longing etc. n.; hope etc. 858.    care for, affect, ... show more

3 solicit

Approach with an offer of sexual favors:
— He was solicited by a prostitute.
— The young man was caught soliciting in the park.

synonyms: accost, hook.

Dutch: tippelen

4 solicit

Incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination.

5 solicit

Make a solicitation or petition for something desired.


Moby thesaurus: accost, address, angle for, appeal to, apply, approach, ask, ask for, beg, beseech, bespeak, bid for, call, call on, call upon, canvass, challenge, claim, court, crave ... show more.

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