Verb(1) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently(2) make amorous advances towards(3) approach with an offer of sexual favors(4) incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination(5) make a solicitation or petition for something desired
(1) he called a meeting to solicit their views(2) Each person had five minutes to describe the job he or she was seeking and solicit relevant contacts from others.(3) The purpose of the meeting was primarily to solicit agreement from regional stakeholders on the cleaner production and eco-efficiency strategic plan and receive assistance from them in the execution of the plan.(4) Your personal information is eventually sold to marketing companies that then solicit you by phone or mail based on your profile.(5) Effective issue advertising also can aid presidents in presenting their positions since they can directly solicit voters without critical commentary.(6) Furthermore, the Fisheries Department was in constant contact with lodge owners in the area to solicit their views on fish conservation.(7) As a candidate for the Board of Directors, I plan to continue to solicit your ideas and seek your input.(8) Do you seek out major authors and solicit manuscripts?(9) The bill makes it an offence to solicit for prostitution in a public place.(10) Once a financial goal has been set, the critical quiet period begins, when school leaders solicit the largest potential donors.(11) The obscure law originally directed at brothel owners who would solicit arriving sailors with liquor and prostitutes, has been used only twice, first in 1872 and again in 1890.(12) The nervous Prince again seeks to solicit words of loyalty from his men.(13) To obtain the most competitive prices, solicit the bids in January or February, when roofers have little work and are looking for summertime jobs.(14) But to seek out praise, to actively solicit positive feedback is not my style.(15) You have groups formed like America Coming Together and like the Media Fund that are designed to solicit many of the same people to give the same contributions to do the same things.(16) Every time you pay a bill, buy something, or have merchandise delivered, you give that company an opening to solicit you by phone for the next 18 months.