An example of solicit is when you ask for political donations.
Solicited the neighbors for donations.
To solicit aid, to solicit members for donations.
To solicit alms, or a favour.
If you want to lose your virginity, you should try to solicit some fine looking women.
My girlfriend tried to solicit me for sex, but I was tired.
But anxious fears solicit my weak breast.
A candidate who solicited votes among the factory workers.
Origin of solicit
- Middle English soliciten to disturb from Old French solliciter from Latin sollicitāre from sollicitus troubled solicitous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French solliciter, from Latin sollicitÄre, present active participle of sollicitÅ (“stir, disturb; look after"), from sollicitus (“agitated, anxious, punctilious", literally “thoroughly moved"), from sollus (“whole, entire") + perfect passive participle of cieÅ (“shake, excite, cite, to put in motion").