solicit


solicit

verb

Definition of SOLICIT

1
to go around and approach (people) with a request for opinions or information <solicited several opinions about which job he should accept>
Related Words circularize; interrogate, question; feel (out), sound (out)
Near Antonyms report
2
to make a request for <always ready to solicit donations for a charity>
Synonyms bespeak, call (for), desire, plead (for), quest, request, seek, solicit, speak (for), sue (for)
Related Words apply (for), beg (for), claim, clamor (for), importune, urge, wish (for); demand, enjoin, exact, insist (on), petition (for), press (for), require, requisition; invite, invoke
3
to make a request of <solicited him to join the team>
Synonyms hit (up), request, solicit
4
to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner <solicit the President for relief funds>
Related Words bludge [chiefly Australian & New Zealand], cadge, mooch, sponge; ask, desire, invoke, request, sue; claim, coerce, command, compel, demand, force, insist, require
5
to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage <how many men have been solicited into purchasing bogus aids for male enhancement by shameless appeals to their vanity?>
Near Antonyms alert, caution, forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away or off), repulse, turn away

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