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English definition of “solicit”

solicit

verb [T]  /səˈlɪs·ɪt/ us  
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
noun [C/U]  /səˌlɪs·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/ us  
[C] I get a lot of phone solicitations from banks.
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