Thesaurus

solicit

Synonyms and Antonyms 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
Synonyms of solicit
Words Related to solicit
Near Antonyms of solicit

2 to make a request for

  • always ready to solicit donations for a charity
Synonyms of solicit
Words Related to solicit

3 to make a request of

  • solicited him to join the team
Synonyms of solicit
Words Related to solicit
Phrases Synonymous with solicit

call on (or upon)

Near Antonyms of solicit

4 to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner

  • solicit the President for relief funds
Synonyms of solicit
Words Related to solicit

bludge [chiefly Australian & New Zealand], cadge, mooch, sponge

ask, desire, invoke, request, sue

claim, coerce, command, compel, demand, force, insist, require

Phrases Synonymous with solicit

call on (or upon)

Near Antonyms of solicit

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 of solicit
Words Related to solicit
Near Antonyms of solicit

Synonym Discussion of solicit

ask, request, solicit mean to seek to obtain by making one's wants known. ask implies no more than the statement of the desire.
    • ask a favor of a friend
request implies greater formality and courtesy.
    • requests the pleasure of your company
solicit suggests a calling attention to one's wants or desires by public announcement or advertisement.
    • a letter soliciting information


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up solicit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

obstinately defiant of authority

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!