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"solicit" in British English

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solicitverb

uk   us   /səˈlɪs.ɪt/
  • solicit verb (ASK FOR)

[T] formal to ​ask someone for ​money, ​information, or ​help: to solicit ​donations for a ​charity It is ​illegal for ​publicofficials to solicit ​gifts or ​money in ​exchange for ​favours.
  • solicit verb (OFFER)

[I] to ​offersex for ​money, usually in a ​publicplace
solicitation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /səˌlɪs.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ formal
(Definition of solicit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"solicit" in American English

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solicitverb [T]

 us   /səˈlɪs·ɪt/
to ​ask for something in a ​persuasive and ​determined way: He’s soliciting ​funds to ​keep the ​libraryopen. Grace has ​run an ​onlinecampaign to solicit ​employeesuggestions.
solicitation
noun [C/U]  us   /səˌlɪs·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/
[C] I get a lot of ​phone solicitations from ​banks.
(Definition of solicit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"solicit" in Business English

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solicitverb [T]

uk   us   /səˈlɪsɪt/
to ​ask someone for ​money: He ​created a ​companywebsite to solicit ​donations for victims of the ​disaster.solicit sth from sb The ​group had ​plans to solicit ​money from ​professionals such as ​doctors and ​lawyers.
to ​ask someone for ​information or ​help: The ​buildingcompany will ​circulate details of ​proposeddevelopments and solicit ​feedback.
to ​contact possible ​customers in ​order to ​sell a ​product: It ​generated about 40% of its new ​customers through telemarketers ​hired to ​call and solicit ​potentialcustomers. Insurance ​agents cannot solicit ​business at your ​home without an ​appointment.
(Definition of solicit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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