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Solicitate vs. Solicit

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Solicitateadjective

(obsolete) solicitous

Solicitverb

To persistently endeavor to obtain an object, or bring about an event.

‘to solicit alms, or a favour’;

Solicitateadjective

Solicitous.

Solicitverb

To woo; to court.

Solicitverb

To persuade or incite one to commit some act, especially illegal or sexual behavior.

‘If you want to lose your virginity, you should try to solicit some fine looking women.’;

Solicitverb

To offer to perform sexual activity, especially when for a payment.

‘My girlfriend tried to solicit me for sex, but I was tired.’;

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Solicitverb

To make a petition.

Solicitverb

(archaic) To disturb or trouble; to harass.

Solicitverb

To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.

Solicitverb

To disturb; to disquiet.

Solicitverb

To ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to apply to for obtaining something; as, to solicit person for alms.

‘Did I solicit theeFrom darkness to promote me?’;

Solicitverb

To endeavor to obtain; to seek; to plead for; as, to solicit an office; to solicit a favor.

‘I view my crime, but kindle at the view,Repent old pleasures, and solicit new.’;

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Solicitverb

To awake or excite to action; to rouse desire in; to summon; to appeal to; to invite.

‘That fruit . . . solicited her longing eye.’; ‘Sounds and some tangible qualities solicit their proper senses, and force an entrance to the mind.’;

Solicitverb

To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.

‘ShouldMy brother henceforth study to forgetThe vow that he hath made thee, I would everSolicit thy deserts.’;

Solicitverb

To disturb; to disquiet; - a Latinism rarely used.

‘Hath any ill solicited thine ears?’; ‘But anxious fears solicit my weak breast.’;

Solicitverb

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’;

Solicitverb

make amorous advances towards;

‘John is courting Mary’;

Solicitverb

approach with an offer of sexual favors;

‘he was solicited by a prostitute’; ‘The young man was caught soliciting in the park’;

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Solicitverb

incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination;

‘He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents’;

Solicitverb

make a solicitation or petition for something desired;

‘She is too shy to solicit’;

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