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Meaning of word solicit from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

solicit   verb

Meaning : Make a solicitation or entreaty for something. Request urgently or persistently.

Example : Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce.
My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities.

Synonyms : beg, tap

Meaning : Make amorous advances towards.

Example : John is courting Mary.

Synonyms : court, romance, woo

Meaning : Approach with an offer of sexual favors.

Example : He was solicited by a prostitute.
The young man was caught soliciting in the park.

Synonyms : accost, hook

Meaning : Incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination.

Example : He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents.

Meaning : Make a solicitation or petition for something desired.

Example : She is too shy to solicit.