solicit

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  • I only come here to solicit you to give me a little rest. Cited from Japanese Literature, by Various
  • They went house to houses soliciting parents to send their children to the school.
  • They give us immediately what we solicit through the means of wealth. Cited from Imaginary Conversations and Poems, by Walter Savage Landor
  • I always thought they were soliciting the money of their fellow-citizens. Cited from German Classics of the 19th & 20th Centuries, Vol. X, Ed. by Francke
  • He does not come forward, but when he has occasion to solicit. Cited from The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor..., by John Hamilton Moore
  • Women could not walk down the street without being solicited for sex.
  • Since then, the company has been building its business models and soliciting investment.
  • I am of opinion this is the last visit I shall ever solicit from you. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, No. 286
  • About six thousand of their subjects had come to solicit their freedom. Cited from De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2), Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  • She solicits her daughter's help, since her daughter shared his passion for art.
  • Mary is later arrested for soliciting, which leaves her with a large fine.
  • The staff solicits articles authors from among those public figures who influence politics.
  • They can gift gold to each other but cannot solicit or ask for it.
  • So she took it down, and solicited support from her fans to make the series into a novel.
  • Return to England and solicit another ship to complete what you have so successfully begun. Cited from A Voyage to Terra Australis Volume 2, by Matthew Flinders
  • After receiving my gifts, they began on all sides to solicit my cause. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII, by Robert Kerr
  • A fellow colony member may solicit food from the individual in a variety of ways.
  • My soliciting season is come, and will last as long as the session. Cited from The Journal to Stella, Jonathan Swift
  • You cannot be too simple in your method of soliciting orders. Cited from Business Correspondence, Vol. 1, by Anonymous
  • He promised, however, to write to the man who held her, and solicit her release. Cited from Autographs for Freedom, Volume 2 (of 2) (1854), by Various
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Meaning of solicit

  • 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
  • verb Incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination
    He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents
  • verb Make a solicitation or petition for something desired
    She is too shy to solicit