verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- solicitor general,
Origin of solicit
Examples from the Web for solicited
There was one witness whose statement had not been solicited by the police.
He solicited aid from many regional players, including Iran and Uzbekistan in particular but also Russia and Turkey.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’|Bruce Riedel|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eventually a few questions were solicited from the audience and those watching the livestream online.
There is simply no reason non-Americans should be solicited for donations via email.
Letters are solicited from other scholars in the field, whose identities are kept from the professor.
The second interview she had solicited in order to plead the cause of one of her personal friends, condemned to transportation.Famous Women: George Sand|Bertha Thomas
The officer further stated that the evidence of Webster had been solicited by Scully himself.The Spy of the Rebellion|Allan Pinkerton
He, therefore, employed all his interest in procuring the solicited audience.The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I|Tobias Smollett
That might have been enough, but there was more: she read to him part of a letter in which her hand was solicited in marriage.Tommy and Grizel|J.M. Barrie
Subscriptions were solicited from property holders to defray expenses for securing right-of-way privileges.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
verb -its, -iting or -ited
Word Origin for solicit
early 15c., "to disturb, trouble," from Middle French soliciter (14c.), from Latin sollicitare "to disturb, rouse, trouble, harass; stimulate, provoke," from sollicitus "agitated," from sollus "whole, entire" + citus "aroused," past participle of ciere "shake, excite, set in motion" (see cite). Related: Solicited; soliciting.
Meaning "entreat, petition" is from 1520s. Meaning "to further (business affairs)" evolved mid-15c. from Middle French sense of "manage affairs." The sexual sense (often in reference to prostitutes) is attested from 1710, probably from a merger of the business sense and an earlier sense of "to court or beg the favor of" (a woman), attested from 1590s.