HyperDic: solicitation

English > 3 senses of the word solicitation:
NOUNcommunicationsolicitationan entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
communicationsolicitation, appeal, collection, ingatheringrequest for a sum of money
actsolicitation, allurementthe act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)
solicitation > pronunciation
Soundssahlih.sihtey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > solicitation: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn entreaty addressed to someone of superior status.
Example"a solicitation to the king for relief"
Narrowerbeggary, begging, mendicancyA solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
importunity, urgency, urginginsistent solicitation and entreaty
touchThe act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)
Broaderentreaty, prayer, appealearnest or urgent request
Spanishpetición, solicitación, solicitud
Catalansol·licitació
Verbssolicitmake a solicitation / solicitation or entreaty for something
English > solicitation: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningrequest for a sum of money.
Synonymsappeal, collection, ingathering
Narrowerwhip-round(British) solicitation of money usually for a benevolent purpose
Broaderrequest, petition, postulationA formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
Spanishcolecta, petición, petitoria, solicitud
Catalancol·lecta
English > solicitation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money).
Synonymallurement
Broaderenticement, temptationThe act of influencing by exciting hope or desire
Catalantemptació
Verbssolicitapproach with an offer of sexual favors

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