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  1. so·lic·it
    IPA[səˈlisit]
  2. verb

    • 1. ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone:

      he called a meeting to solicit their views
      Synonym : ask for, request, apply for, put in for, seek, beg, plead for, sue for, crave, canvass, call for, drum up, press for, impetrate, ask, beg, beseech, implore, plead with, entreat, appeal to, apply to, lobby, petition, importune, canvass, supplicate, call on, press, pressure, obsecrate
    • 2. ask (someone) for something:

      historians and critics are solicited for opinions by the auction houses
    • 3. accost someone and offer one's or someone else's services as a prostitute:

      prostitutes solicit openly on the streets
      Synonym : work as a prostitute, engage in prostitution, accost people, make sexual advances, tout (for business), hustle
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: solicit, 3rd person present: solicits, gerund or present participle: soliciting, past tense: solicited, past participle: solicited

    • verb

      ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone:

      ask (someone) for something:

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