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".
- To persistently endeavor to obtain an object, or bring about an event.
- To woo; to court.
- To persuade or incite one to commit some act, especially illegal or sexual behavior.
- To offer to perform sexual activity, especially when for a payment.
- To make a petition.
- (archaic) To disturb or trouble; to harass.
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