Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb solicit

5 senses of solicit

Sense 1
solicit, beg, tap -- (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")
       => request, bespeak, call for, quest -- (express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service")

Sense 2
woo, court, romance, solicit -- (make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
hook, solicit, accost -- (approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park")
       => offer -- (make available or accessible, provide or furnish; "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms")

Sense 4
solicit -- (incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination; "He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents")
       => induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make -- (cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa")

Sense 5
solicit -- (make a solicitation or petition for something desired; "She is too shy to solicit")
       => ask -- (make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan")

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