- verb (used with object)
- 1.to seek for (something) by entreaty, earnest or respectful request, formal application, etc.: Hesolicited aid from the minister.
2.to entreat or petition (someone or some agency): to solicit the committee for funds.
3.to seek to influence or incite to action, especially unlawful or wrong action.
4.to offer to have sex with in exchange for money.verb (used without object)
5.to make a petition or request, as for something desired.
6.to solicit orders or trade, as for a business: No soliciting allowed in this building.
7.to offer to have sex with someone in exchange for money.
Ladies and Gentlemen: I am here today to solicit your support in my campaign for the Governorship of this state.
The man was arrested for trying to solicit sex from a minor.