solicit

Part of speech: verb

To ask carresily; entreat; beg; allure.

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Usage examples "solicit":

  1. " My orders are to solicit your lordship's assistance, as a Justice of the Peace for the county, in arresting certain persons and taking possession of some arms concealed in the neighbourhood. - "The Northern Iron 1907", George A. Birmingham.
  2. Serve faithfully him to whom your oath is given; obey your chiefs; neither seek favor, nor solicit service, but do not reject them; and remember the proverb: 'Take care of thy coat whilst it is new, and thy honor whilst it is fresh. - "Marie", Alexander Pushkin.
  3. The Marrucinians, Marsians, Pelignians, and Ferentans, warned by the example of their disasters, sent deputies to Rome to solicit peace and friendship; and these states, on their submissive applications, were admitted into alliance. - "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six", Titus Livius.