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solicit

so·lic·it

solicit

 
 
pronunciation:
s lI siht
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: solicited, soliciting, solicits
definition 1: to try to obtain (business, recruits, donations, help, or the like) by persuasion, formal request, or pleading.
The caller was soliciting donations for the disaster fund.More restaurants have been using radio advertising to solicit patronage recently.The magazine often solicits feedback from readers.I have never solicited his advice or his help.
synonyms:
plead for, request
similar words:
appeal for, ask for, beg, canvass, drum up, entreat, seek, supplicate, tout, woo
definition 2: to try to influence (someone) to give or do something.
I solicited my fellow workers for donations.
synonyms:
approach, ask, petition
similar words:
appeal to, beg, beseech, canvass, entreat, implore, importune, lobby, plead with, request, seduce, supplicate, tout, urge, woo
definition 3: to try to entice or incite (someone) to do something prohibited.
synonyms:
tempt
similar words:
entice, lure, seduce
definition 4: to accost or entice (someone) to use a prostitute's services.
similar words:
accost, seduce
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to request or seek business, donations, help, or the like.
synonyms:
ask, canvass
similar words:
appeal, apply, beg, entreat, importune, petition, plead, supplicate, tout
definition 2: to approach or entice someone to use a prostitute's services.
synonyms:
pander, pimp
similar words:
importune, procure
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derivation: solicitation (n.)