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Definition 1: the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for solicitation in the sense of this definition

(solicitation is a kind of ...) the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire

"his enticements were shameless"

Definition 2: an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where solicitation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a solicitation to the king for relief

(solicitation is a kind of ...) earnest or urgent request

"an entreaty to stop the fighting" "an appeal for help" "an appeal to the public to keep calm"

(... is a kind of solicitation ) a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)

(... is a kind of solicitation ) the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)

"he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"

(... is a kind of solicitation ) insistent solicitation and entreaty

"his importunity left me no alternative but to agree"

Definition 3: request for a sum of money - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where solicitation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an appeal to raise money for starving children

Synonyms for solicitation in the sense of this definition

(solicitation is a kind of ...) a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

(... is a kind of solicitation ) (British) solicitation of money usually for a benevolent purpose

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