solicit synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term solicit:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. solicit, beg, tap(verb)

    make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

    court, solicit, pray, exploit, accost, wiretap, tip, rap, romance, tap, pink, knock, intercept, bug, beg, tapdance, implore, woo, hook

  2. woo, court, romance, solicit(verb)

    make amorous advances towards

    solicit, romance, coquet, accost, court, tap, woo, chat up, philander, butterfly, mash, flirt, beg, coquette, hook, dally

  3. hook, solicit, accost(verb)

    approach with an offer of sexual favors

    thieve, cop, hook, nobble, cabbage, romance, come up to, rob, accost, overcharge, snitch, lift, surcharge, soak, abstract, sneak, pilfer, filch, gazump, solicit, snare, purloin, snarf, address, woo, crochet, plume, pluck, pinch, swipe, tap, knock off, addict, beg, fleece, glom, court

  4. solicit(verb)

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

    woo, court, romance, hook, accost, beg, tap

  5. solicit(verb)

    make a solicitation or petition for something desired

    woo, court, romance, hook, accost, beg, tap


  1. solicit(verb)

    supplicate, request, plead, appeal

  2. solicit(verb)

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

    request, supplicate, plead, appeal

  3. solicit(verb)

    To woo; to court.

    appeal, supplicate, request, plead

  4. solicit(verb)

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

    appeal, plead, request, supplicate

  5. solicit(verb)

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

    appeal, request, supplicate, plead

  6. solicit(verb)

    To make a petition.

    appeal, request, plead, supplicate

  7. solicit(verb)

    To disturb or trouble; to harass.

    plead, request, supplicate, appeal

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. solicit

    One asks what he feels that he may fairly claim and reasonably expect; "if a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father," Luke xi, 11; he begs for that to which he advances no claim but pity. Demand is a determined and often an arrogant word; one may rightfully demand what is his own or his due, when it is withheld or denied; or he may wrongfully demand that to which he has no claim but power. Require is less arrogant and obtrusive than demand, but is exceedingly strenuous; as, the court requires the attendance of witnesses. Entreat implies a special earnestness of asking, and beseech, a still added and more humble intensity; beseech was formerly often used as a polite intensive for beg or pray; as, I beseech you to tell me. To implore is to ask with weeping and lamentation; to supplicate is to ask, as it were, on bended knees. Crave and request are somewhat formal terms; crave has almost disappeared from conversation; request would seem distant between parent and child. Pray is now used chiefly of address to the Supreme Being; petition is used of written request to persons in authority; as, to petition the legislature to pass an act, or the governor to pardon an offender.

    ask, beg, beseech, crave, demand, entreat, implore, petition, pray, request, require, supplicate

    claim, command, deny, enforce, exact, extort, insist, refuse, reject

    Ask a person for a thing; ask a thing of or from a person; ask after or about one's health, welfare, friends, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. solicit(v. a.)

    ask (earnestly), request (urgently), entreat, beg, pray, implore, crave, importune, beseech, supplicate, petition, conjure, press, urge, appeal to

  2. solicit(v. a.)

    invite, summon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

seek, collect, request, obtain, gather