1. 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

Similar word(s): beg, tap

Definition categories: communication, bespeak, quest, request

2. make amorous advances towards

Similar word(s): court, romance, woo

Definition categories: social, act, move

3. approach with an offer of sexual favors

- he was solicited by a prostitute

- The young man was caught soliciting in the park

Similar word(s): accost, hook

Definition categories: communication, offer

4. incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination

- He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents

Definition categories: communication, cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate

5. make a solicitation or petition for something desired

- She is too shy to solicit

Definition categories: communication, ask

Sentences with solicit as a verb:

- to solicit alms, or a favour

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

- My girlfriend tried to solicit me for sex, but I was tired.