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so·lic·it

 (sə-lĭs′ĭt)
v. so·lic·it·ed, so·lic·it·ing, so·lic·its
v.tr.
1. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application: a candidate who solicited votes among the factory workers.
2. To petition persistently; importune: solicited the neighbors for donations.
3. To commit the criminal offense of enticing or inciting (another) to commit an illegal act.
4. To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.
v.intr.
1. To make solicitation or petition for something desired.
2. To approach or accost someone with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.

[Middle English soliciten, to disturb, from Old French solliciter, from Latin sollicitāre, from sollicitus, troubled; see solicitous.]

so·lic′i·ta′tion n.
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soliciting

(səˈlɪsɪtɪŋ)
n
the act of approaching a person with an offer of sexual relations in return for money
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Translations

soliciting

[səˈlɪsɪtɪŋ] Nabordamiento m; (by prostitute) → ejercicio m de la prostitución (abordando a los clientes)
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soliciting

[səˈlɪsɪtɪŋ] n (by prostitute)racolage m
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soliciting

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soliciting

[səˈlɪsɪtɪŋ] n (Law) → adescamento
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Soliciting your favourable reply before the 14th instant, I am, My Dear Sir, Your faithful Servant, LINSEED.
'I do not feel warranted in soliciting my former friend Mr.
Cutter put on her brocade and went among their friends soliciting orders for painted china, saying that Mr.
"I am by no means of the opinion, I assure you," said he, "that a ball of this kind, given by a young man of character, to respectable people, can have any evil tendency; and I am so far from objecting to dancing myself, that I shall hope to be honoured with the hands of all my fair cousins in the course of the evening; and I take this opportunity of soliciting yours, Miss Elizabeth, for the two first dances especially, a preference which I trust my cousin Jane will attribute to the right cause, and not to any disrespect for her."
Gianan and PDI are illegal, considering that they are not only selling unregistered securities but they were also soliciting investments without a license.
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The public is advised to verify the personalities or organizations soliciting funds using the name of the agency and to immediately report any fraudulent scheme to the nearest NCIP provincial office or community center in their area
Operators of driving institutes are today warned against soliciting bribes to approve public service vehicle (PSV) licence or commercial vehicle licences if they do not want their licence to be revoked.
Three Filipino women were arrested for soliciting donations for a foundation for poor children in the Philippines without a permit.
Two former Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission employees have been found guilty of soliciting a bribe and fined a total of Sh800,000.
Cotabato Archbishop Emeritus Orlando Cardinal Quevedo has warned the faithful against scammers who are soliciting donations using the cardinal's name.