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verb solicit pronunciation in British English /səˈlɪsɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysolicit
he/she/itsolicits
present participlesoliciting
past tensesolicited
past participlesolicited
  1. 1
    [transitive] formal to ask someone for something such as money or support

    The organization decided to solicit aid for the new campaign.

    time spent soliciting funds from overseas investors

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to offer to have sex with someone in exchange for money

    Police have been carrying out raids on prostitutes suspected of soliciting.

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