ask, beg, beseech, canvass, crave, entreat, implore, importune, petition, plead for, pray, seek, supplicate
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solicit ( 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
Girls could get very heavy sentences for soliciting<endash>nine months or more.
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