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SOLICITATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does solicitation mean? 

SOLICITATION (noun)
  The noun SOLICITATION has 3 senses:

1. an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
2. request for a sum of money
3. the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)

  Familiarity information: SOLICITATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOLICITATION (noun)


Sense 1solicitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An entreaty addressed to someone of superior status

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

a solicitation to the king for relief

Hypernyms ("solicitation" is a kind of...):

appeal; entreaty; prayer (earnest or urgent request)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "solicitation"):

beggary; begging; mendicancy (a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person))

touch (the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan))

importunity; urgency; urging (insistent solicitation and entreaty)


Sense 2solicitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Request for a sum of money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

ingathering; solicitation; collection; appeal

Context example:

an appeal to raise money for starving children

Hypernyms ("solicitation" is a kind of...):

petition; postulation; request (a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "solicitation"):

whip-round (solicitation of money usually for a benevolent purpose)


Sense 3solicitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

allurement; solicitation

Hypernyms ("solicitation" is a kind of...):

enticement; temptation (the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire)


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