Definition Of solicit


ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone.

he called a meeting to solicit their views

Example Of solicit

  • A ridiculous and doomed attempt to solicit someone to commit a crime, for example, is still criminal solicitation; a pitifully executed attempt at fraud is still fraud.

  • Are you being solicited to do consulting work on this?

  • As a candidate for the Board of Directors, I plan to continue to solicit your ideas and seek your input.

  • As a twenty-one-year-old teacher, she requested and received authorization from the trustees to solicit funds for a new roof for Luther Hall.

  • But to seek out praise, to actively solicit positive feedback is not my style.

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