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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)


Synonymsallurement


Broader (hypernym)enticement, temptation









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