Complete Definition of "solicit"

was wotd|2006|June|9
English

Etymology
From Old (and modern) French solliciter, from Latin sollicitare ‘stir, disturb’, later ‘look after’, from sollicitus ‘agitated’, from sollus ‘whole’ + past participle of ciere ‘put in motion’.

Pronunciation
AHD|/sÉ™-lÄ­s'Ä­t/
IPA| /səˈlɪsɪt/
audio|en-us-solicit.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪsɪt|-ɪsɪt

Verb
en-verb

  1. To persistently endeavor to obtain an object, or bring about an event.
  2. To woo; to court.
  3. To persuade or incite one to commit some act, especially illegal or sexual behavior.
  4. To offer to perform sexual activity, especially when for a payment.
  5. To make a petition.
  6. archaic To disturb or trouble; to harass.

Synonyms
to request
plead
appeal
supplicate

Derived terms
solicitation
solicitor
solicitous

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Revision and Credits for"solicit"
  • 2007-11-26 00:55 - Rodasmith - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/83.67.56.138|83.67.56.138]] ([[User_talk:83.67.56.138|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Interwicket|Interwicket]]

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