Pronunciation: (su-lis'it),[key] —v.t. 1. to seek for (something) by entreaty, earnest or respectful request, formal application, etc.: He solicited aid from the minister. 2. to entreat or petition (someone or some agency): to solicit the committee for funds. 3. to seek to influence or incite to action, esp. unlawful or wrong action.
4. to offer to have sex with in exchange for money.
—v.i. 1. to make a petition or request, as for something desired.
2. to solicit orders or trade, as for a business: No soliciting allowed in this building. 3. to offer to have sex with someone in exchange for money.