HyperDic: solicit

English > 5 senses of the word solicit:
VERBcommunicationsolicit, beg, tapmake a solicitation / solicitation or entreaty for something
socialsolicit, woo, court, romancemake amorous advances towards
communicationsolicit, hook, accostapproach with an offer of sexual favors
communicationsolicitincite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination
communicationsolicitmake a solicitation or petition for something desired
solicit > pronunciation
Soundssahlih'siht
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > solicit: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmake a solicitation / solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently.
PatternSomebody ----s something from somebody
Examples
  • "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"
  • "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
Synonymsbeg, tap
Narrowercanvasssolicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
lobby, buttonholeDetain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of
questseek alms, as for religious purposes
Broaderrequest, ask for, bespeak, call for, questExpress the need or desire for
Spanishpedir, rogar, solicitar, suplicar
Catalanpregar, sol·licitar
Nounssolicitationan entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
solicitora petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
English > solicit: 5 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningmake amorous advances towards.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot solicit Sue
Synonymswoo, court, romance
Narrowerchase, chase afterpursue someone sexually or romantically
displayattract attention by displaying some body part or posing
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishcortejar, festejar, galantear
Catalancortejar, estar promès, fer la cort, festejar, galantejar, sortir
English > solicit: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningapproach with an offer of sexual favors.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "he was solicited by a prostitute"
  • "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
Synonymshook, accost
Broaderoffermake available or accessible, provide or furnish
Similar tohook, snareentice and trap
Spanishabordar, enganchar, ofrecerse, ofrecer sexo, venderse
Catalanabordar, importunar, seduir, vendre's
Nounssolicitationthe act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)
English > solicit: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningincite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"
Broaderinduce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeCause to do
Spanishsolicitar
English > solicit: 5 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningmake a solicitation or petition for something desired.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"She is too shy to solicit"
Broaderaskmake a request or demand for something to somebody
Spanishsolicitar

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