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ask, beg, beseech, canvass, crave, entreat, implore, importune, petition, plead for, pray, seek, supplicate  
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  ( solicits    3rd person present)   ( soliciting    present participle)   ( solicited    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you solicit money, help, support, or an opinion from someone, you ask them for it.  
FORMAL   He's already solicited their support on health care reform...      V n  
No tuition was charged by the school, which solicited contributions from the society's members.      V n from n  
2       verb   When prostitutes solicit, they offer to have sex with people in return for money.  
Prostitutes were forbidden to solicit on public roads and in public places.      V  
  soliciting      n-uncount  
Girls could get very heavy sentences for soliciting<endash>nine months or more.     

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