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English definition of “solicit”

solicit

verb [T]    /səˈlɪs·ɪt/
to ask for something in a persuasive and determined way: He’s soliciting funds to keep the library open. Grace has run an online campaign to solicit employee suggestions. solicitation    /səˌlɪs·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [C] I get a lot of phone solicitations from banks.
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