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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 so·lic·it /səˈlɪsət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So·lic·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solicited; p. pr. & vb. n. Soliciting.]
 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?   --Milton.
 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.   --Milton.
    Sounds and some tangible qualities solicit their proper senses, and force an entrance to the mind.   --Locke.
 4. To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to. [Obs.]
 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: To beseech; ask; request; crave; supplicate; entreat; beg; implore; importune. See Beseech.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: 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" [syn: beg, tap]
      2: make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary" [syn:
          woo, court, romance]
      3: approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited
         by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in
         the park" [syn: hook, accost]
      4: incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or
         insubordination; "He was accused of soliciting his
         colleagues to destroy the documents"
      5: make a solicitation or petition for something desired; "She
         is too shy to solicit"