To ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to apply to for obtaining something; as, to solicit person for alms.
To awake or excite to action; to rouse desire in; to summon; to appeal to; to invite.
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"
make a solicitation or petition for something desired; "She is too shy to solicit"
To endeavor to obtain; to seek; to plead for; as, to solicit an office; to solicit a favor.
To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.
approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"