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Solicit meaning

solicit - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; " Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; " My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
  2. 2. To ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to apply to for obtaining something; as, to solicit person for alms.
  3. 3. To endeavor to obtain; to seek; to plead for; as, to solicit an office; to solicit a favor.
  4. 4. To awake or excite to action; to rouse desire in; to summon; to appeal to; to invite.
  5. 5. To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.
  6. 6. To disturb; to disquiet; -- a Latinism rarely used.
  7. 7. To petition; ask for.

solicit - examples of usage

  1. We do not solicit donations in locations where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. - "In the Border Country", W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett.
  2. Baby koels are as importunate as professional beggars and solicit food of every crow that passes by, to the great disgust of all but their foster- parents.
  3. Greatly is it to be regretted that instead of keeping his Text a profound secret for 30 years, Dr. Hort did not freely impart it to the public, and solicit the favour of candid criticism.
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