"solicit" in the verb sense
1. solicit, beg, tap
make a solicitation or entreaty for something request urgently or persistently
"Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"
"My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
2. woo, court, romance, solicit
make amorous advances towards
"John is courting Mary"
3. hook, solicit, accost
approach with an offer of sexual favors
"he was solicited by a prostitute"
"The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination
"He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"
make a solicitation or petition for something desired
"She is too shy to solicit"
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