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solicit

verb uk   /səˈlɪs.ɪt/ us  

solicit verb (ASK FOR)

[T] formal to ask someone for money, information, or help: to solicit donations for a charity It is illegal for public officials to solicit gifts or money in exchange for favours.

solicit verb (OFFER)

[I] to offer sex for money, usually in a public place
solicitation
noun [C or U] uk   /səˌlɪs.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ formal us  
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