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Synonyms for solicit
səˈlɪs ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solicit, beg, tap(verb)

    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, solicit(verb)

    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, accost(verb)

    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. solicit(verb)

    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. solicit(verb)

    make a solicitation or petition for something desired

    "She is too shy to solicit"

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


  1. solicit(verb)

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

    supplicate, request, plead, appeal

  2. solicit(verb)

    To woo; to court.

    request, supplicate, plead, appeal

  3. solicit(verb)

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

    appeal, supplicate, request, plead

  4. solicit(verb)

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

    appeal, plead, request, supplicate

  5. solicit(verb)

    To make a petition.

    appeal, request, supplicate, plead

  6. solicit(verb)

    To disturb or trouble; to harass.

    appeal, request, plead, supplicate

  7. solicit(verb)

    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. solicit

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

    demand, require, exact, claim

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

  1. List of paraphrases:

    seek, collect, request, obtain, gather

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  • den Hof machen, bedrängen, anstiften, stören, anfordern, erbitten, beschwatzen, belästigen, nachsuchen, werben, überredenGerman
  • solicitarSpanish
  • मांगनाHindi
  • mengumpulkanIndonesian
  • ಮನವಿKannada
  • nagabywaćPolish
  • solicitarPortuguese
  • ходатайствовать, приставить, обращаться, домогаться, досаждать, ухаживать, навязываться, петиция, добиватьсяRussian
  • uppvaktaSwedish
  • கோரTamil

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