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Definition of 'solicit'


  1. 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
  2. make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
       Synonyms: woo court romance
  3. approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
       Synonyms: hook accost
  4. incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination; "He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"
  5. make a solicitation or petition for something desired; "She is too shy to solicit"

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