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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Solicit  \So*lic"it\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Solicited};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Soliciting}.]  [F.  sollicier  L.  sollicitare 
  solicitare,  -atum,  fr  sollicitus  wholly  (i.  e.,  violently) 
  moved  sollus  whole  +  citus,  p.  p.  of  ciere  to  move  excite. 
  See  {Solemn},  {Cite}.] 
  1.  To  ask  from  with  earnestness;  to  make  petition  to  to 
  apply  to  for  obtaining  something  as  to  solicit  person 
  for  alms. 
  Did  I  solicit  thee  From  darkness  to  promote  me? 
  2.  To  endeavor  to  obtain;  to  seek;  to  plead  for  as  to 
  solicit  an  office;  to  solicit  a  favor. 
  I  view  my  crime,  but  kindle  at  the  view,  Repent  old 
  pleasures,  and  solicit  new  --Pope. 
  3.  To  awake  or  excite  to  action  to  rouse  desire  in  to 
  summon;  to  appeal  to  to  invite. 
  That  fruit  .  .  .  solicited  her  longing  eye. 
  Sounds  and  some  tangible  qualities  solicit  their 
  proper  senses  and  force  an  entrance  to  the  mind. 
  4.  To  urge  the  claims  of  to  plead;  to  act  as  solicitor  for 
  or  with  reference  to  [Obs.] 
  Should  My  brother  henceforth  study  to  forget  The  vow 
  that  he  hath  made  thee,  I  would  ever  Solicit  thy 
  deserts.  --Ford. 
  5.  To  disturb;  to  disquiet;  --  a  Latinism  rarely  used 
  Hath  any  ill  solicited  thine  ears?  --Chapman. 
  But  anxious  fears  solicit  my  weak  breast.  --Dryden. 
  Syn:  Syn.  To  beseech;  ask  request;  crave;  supplicate; 
  entreat;  beg;  implore;  importune.  See  {Beseech}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  make  a  solicitation  or  entreaty  for  something  request 
  urgently  [syn:  {beg},  {tap}] 
  2:  make  amorous  advances  towards;  "john  is  courting  Mary"  [syn: 
  {woo},  {court},  {romance}] 
  3:  offer  one's  body  for  sex  in  return  for  money;  "he  was 
  solicited  by  a  prostitute"  [syn:  {accost}] 

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