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Synonyms for solicit
səˈlɪs ɪtso·lic·it

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  1. solicitverb

    request, plead, appeal, supplicate

  2. solicitverb

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

    request, supplicate, plead, appeal

  3. solicitverb

    To woo; to court.

    appeal, supplicate, request, plead

  4. solicitverb

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

    request, supplicate, appeal, plead

  5. solicitverb

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

    appeal, request, supplicate, plead

  6. solicitverb

    To make a petition.

    appeal, supplicate, plead, request

  7. solicitverb

    To disturb or trouble; to harass.

    plead, request, supplicate, appeal

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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  1. solicit

    entreat, beg, urge, pray, ask, crave, implore, importune

    demand, require, exact, claim

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. solicit, beg, tapverb

    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"

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

  2. woo, court, romance, solicitverb

    make amorous advances towards

    "John is courting Mary"

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

  3. hook, solicit, accostverb

    approach with an offer of sexual favors

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

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

  4. solicitverb

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

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

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

  5. solicitverb

    make a solicitation or petition for something desired

    "She is too shy to solicit"

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. solicitverb

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

  2. solicitverb

    invite, summon

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  1. solicitverb

    ask, seek, request

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  1. List of paraphrases for "solicit":

    seek, collect, request, obtain, gather

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  1. Director Jonathan Jarvis:

    While there will continue to be opportunities for limited donor recognition in parks, no one is going to commercialize national parks and park superintendents still won’t be allowed to solicit donations, we have federal law to back us up on that. Still, some non-profit groups are fiercely opposed to the revision and backlash on social media has been biting.

  2. Jaime Ortiz de Lazcano:

    I was very surprised when they told me 'Father, go to the court because there's going to be a raid,' it's not common that (prosecutors) solicit information from a canonical investigation, but we are entirely willing to cooperate.

  3. Mark Whitworth:

    We are going to solicit universities and research institutes to conduct studies, and we are going to make the property available to them.

  4. Deane Jordan:

    Chain letters are not illegal. What is illegal is to threaten lives in such letters or solicit money.

  5. Sareh Baca:

    Keeping my nine-year-old on task has been the biggest challenge, i get her set up and then jump on a meeting, and about 75 % of the time when I go back to check on her she's watching YouTube or playing video games. I've had to solicit her older sister to help but that doesn't always end well, and she has her own work to do.

Translations for solicit

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  • التماسArabic
  • den Hof machen, überreden, werben, nachsuchen, belästigen, beschwatzen, erbitten, anfordern, stören, anstiften, bedrängenGerman
  • solicitarSpanish
  • وکالتPersian
  • मांगनाHindi
  • mengumpulkanIndonesian
  • ಮನವಿKannada
  • nagabywaćPolish
  • solicitarPortuguese
  • добиваться, петиция, ходатайствовать, навязываться, ухаживать, досаждать, домогаться, обращаться, приставитьRussian
  • uppvaktaSwedish
  • கோரTamil
  • เรียกร้องThai

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