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English verb: solicit

1. solicit (communication) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently


SamplesHenry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce.
My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities.


Synonymsbeg, tap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Narrower (hyponym)buttonhole, canvas, canvass, lobby, quest

2. solicit (social) make amorous advances towards


SamplesJohn is courting Mary.


ExamplesSam cannot solicit Sue


Synonymscourt, romance, woo


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)chase, chase after, display

3. solicit (communication) approach with an offer of sexual favors


SamplesHe was solicited by a prostitute.
The young man was caught soliciting in the park.


Synonymsaccost, hook


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)offer


Verb grouphook, snare

4. solicit (communication) incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination


SamplesHe was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate

5. solicit (communication) make a solicitation or petition for something desired


SamplesShe is too shy to solicit.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)ask









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