American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application: a candidate who solicited votes among the factory workers.
- v. To petition persistently; importune: solicited the neighbors for donations.
- v. To entice or incite to evil or illegal action.
- v. To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sexual services.
- v. To make solicitation or petition for something desired.
- v. To approach or accost someone with an offer of sexual services in return for payment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To arouse or excite to action; summon; invite; tempt; allure; entice.
- In criminal law:
- To incite (another) to commit a crime.
- To entice (a man) in a public place: said of a prostitute.
- To endeavor to bias or influence by the offer of a bribe.
- To disturb; disquiet; make anxious.
- To seek to obtain; strive after, especially by pleading; ask (a thing) with some degree of earnestness or persistency: as, to solicit an office or a favor; to solicit orders.
- To petition or ask (a person) with some degree of earnestness or persistency; make petition to.
- To advocate; plead; enforce the claims of; act as solicitor or advocate for or with reference to.
- Synonyms and
- Request, Beg, etc. (see ask), press, urge, pray, plead for or with, sue for.
- To make solicitation.
- n. Solicitation; request.
- v. To persistently endeavor to obtain an object, or bring about an event.
- v. To woo; to court.
- v. To persuade or incite one to commit some act, especially illegal or sexual behavior.
- v. To offer to perform sexual activity, especially when for a payment.
- v. To make a petition.
- v. archaic To disturb or trouble; to harass.
- v. To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.
- v. obsolete, rare To disturb; to disquiet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to apply to for obtaining something.
- v. To endeavor to obtain; to seek; to plead for.
- v. To awake or excite to action; to rouse desire in; to summon; to appeal to; to invite.
- v. obsolete To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.
- v. To disturb; to disquiet; -- a Latinism rarely used.
- v. make amorous advances towards
- v. make a solicitation or petition for something desired
- v. incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination
- v. approach with an offer of sexual favors
- v. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
- From Middle French solliciter, from Latin sollicitāre, present active participle of sollicitō ("stir, disturb; look after"), from sollicitus ("agitated, anxious, punctilious", literally "thoroughly moved"), from sollus ("whole, entire") + perfect passive participle of cieō ("shake, excite, cite, to put in motion"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English soliciten, to disturb, from Old French solliciter, from Latin sollicitāre, from sollicitus, troubled; see solicitous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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