the act of requesting something, especially money:Deceptive advertising, soliciting, and recruitment are prohibited on campus.
the act of offering to exchange money for sex:One man, arrested twice for online soliciting, was rearrested while on a work release program.
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How to use soliciting in a sentence
Ferebee and Bowser have been charged with not soliciting enough public feedback about their reopening plans, and Silverman hopes this would better involve the public in the process.Once again, a deal between D.C. and the teachers union collapses | Perry Stein | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
She previously participated in two Council discussions over the terms of the contract, after Berkshire Hathaway expressed interest in bidding on the deal, but before the city officially solicited for responses.What a Delayed Energy Contract Means for San Diego | MacKenzie Elmer | November 11, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Opinions are frequently solicited through anonymous as well as public channels.
While lawmakers themselves are restricted from soliciting unlimited donations to the super PACs they’re tied to, the people running these groups can do so on their behalf.
Equally important, the service solicits reviews on behalf of a hotel via email, mobile apps and text messaging.
He is also soliciting funds for university fellowships in agronomy and engineering.
Christian conservative Sen. Larry Craig plead guilty for soliciting sex in the Minneapolis airport bathroom in 2007.‘7th Heaven’ Dad Stephen Collins and the Christian Right’s Real Morality Tale | Amanda Marcotte | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Twitter and in Facebook pages ISIS was making appeals as well as threats, attracting recruits and soliciting funding online.ISIS is Using Social Media to Reach YOU, Its New Audience | Jacob Siegel | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In soliciting funds for care packages, Move America Forward frequently uses testimonials from troops or their relatives.Exclusive: ‘Pro-Troop’ Charity Pays Off Tea Party Cronies Instead | Kim Barker | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are adolescent boys all over America soliciting naughty pics from adolescent girls, he says.Snapchat: Naughty, Goofy, Ethereal, Permanent or All of the Above? | Winston Ross | September 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mr. Abadia and his friends were then under the necessity of soliciting the assistance of Captain Trevithick.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
And so staid without a good while, and saw my Lady Peters, an impudent jade, soliciting all the Lords on her behalf.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
She had only added to his befuddlement and he bent forward, soliciting some more lucid statement of her position.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
He had to go; and occupy himself complaining, soliciting Aulic-Councils and the like, for therest of his life.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
She turned her back upon the glory of the world, neither dreading its frowns nor soliciting its patronage.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I | Francis Augustus Cox