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Synonyms and Antonyms of solicit

  1. 1 to go around and approach (people) with a request for opinions or information <solicited several opinions about which job he should accept> Synonyms interview, poll, canvass, surveyRelated Words circularize; interrogate, question; feel (out), sound (out)Near Antonyms report

  2. 2 to make a request for <always ready to solicit donations for a charity> Synonyms bespeak, call (for), desire, plead (for), quest, request, seek, ask, 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. 3 to make a request of <solicited him to join the team> Synonyms hit (up), request, askRelated Words appeal (to), beg, beseech, conjure, entreat, implore, importune, invite, invoke, petition, plead (to), pray, supplicate; demand, enjoin, exact, press, requireNear Antonyms coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige, require

  4. 4 to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner <solicit the President for relief funds> Synonyms appeal (to), beseech, besiege, conjure, entreat, impetrate, implore, importune, petition, plead (to), pray, beg, supplicateRelated Words bludge [chiefly Australian & New Zealand], cadge, mooch, sponge; ask, desire, invoke, request, sue; claim, coerce, command, compel, demand, force, insist, requireNear Antonyms hint, imply, intimate, suggest; appease, conciliate, gratify, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, please, satisfy; comfort, console, content, quiet

  5. 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?> Synonyms allure, bait, beguile, betray, decoy, entice, lead on, seduce, lure, temptRelated Words draw in, inveigle, persuade, rope (in), snow; catch, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entrap, mesh, snare, tangle, trap; bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate, magnetize, wileNear Antonyms alert, caution, forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away or off), repulse, turn away

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