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English noun: solicitation

1. solicitation (communication) an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status

SamplesA solicitation to the king for relief.

Broader (hypernym)appeal, entreaty, prayer

Narrower (hyponym)beggary, begging, importunity, mendicancy, touch, urgency, urging

2. solicitation (communication) request for a sum of money

SamplesAn appeal to raise money for starving children.

Synonymsappeal, collection, ingathering

Broader (hypernym)petition, postulation, request

Narrower (hyponym)whip-round

3. solicitation (act) the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)


Broader (hypernym)enticement, temptation

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