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solicit

suh li sit

  • v  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
  • v  make amorous advances towards
  • v  approach with an offer of sexual favors
    he was solicited by a prostitute
    The young man was caught soliciting in the park
  • v  incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination
    He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents
  • v  make a solicitation or petition for something desired
    She is too shy to solicit

  • He was accused not just with conspiring to solicit bribes but with conspiring to solicit bribes from the next President of the United States.
  • Quickly, but as casually as an afterthought, a young black man, also a shoe shiner, enters and tries to solicit a customer.
  • It plans to form a nonprofit corporation that will solicit funds from Negro congregations and other sources to finance housing and small businesses in urban ghettos.
News & Articles

  • Idaho Man Who Used Craigslist To Solicit Wife's Rape Pleads Guilty
    A member of the Idaho National Guard charged with placing an online ad seeking men to force their way into a house and rape his wife has pleaded guilty to solicitation of rape. Court records say the case came to light after two men broke into the woman's house on consecutive days in July 2012. The first intruder chased the woman through the house until she shot at him. She missed and he fled ...
    June 15, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • Manhattan Village mall open houses to offer details on proposed renovations
    Manhattan Village mall on Saturday will solicit public comment and answer questions about its proposal to reinvigorate the shopping center and add new shops and restaurants.
    June 15, 2013 - Daily Breeze
  • New foundation aims to solicit business support for those who protect city
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– In the battle to keep Indianapolis safe, Public Safety Director Troy Riggs has always said the city needs the help of citizens: corporate and private. Now, Riggs has launched an Indy Public Safety Foundation to solicit business support …
    June 13, 2013 - FOX 59 Indianapolis
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in Chicago Sun-Times
    What we want to do is we want to find out first from folks on the ground what is going to be most helpful,Obama said. "We don't want to solicit a bunch of canned goods that cant get there, or bottles of water and then learn that they...
  • Timothy Geithner in Metro
    Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner, who will lead an Obama administration task force reviewing the plans, said his team would meet "later this week to analyse the companies' plans and to solicit the full range of input from across the...
  • President Bush in Los Angeles Times
    Bush added: "The merger also gave Al Qaeda's senior leadership, quote, 'a foothold in Iraq' to extend its geographic presence, to plot external operations and to tout the centrality of the jihad in Iraq to solicit direct monetary support elsewhere....

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