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Dictionary definition for: Solicit

1. (v) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce" "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"

2. (v) make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"

3. (v) approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute" "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"

4. (v) incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination; "He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"

5. (v) make a solicitation or petition for something desired; "She is too shy to solicit"

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