Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Solicit"

The meaning of "Solicit" in various phrases and sentences

Q: Что значит solicited?
A: in this context, it means “gained”
Q: Что значит solicit?
A: It means to ask for something
Q: Что значит to solicit?
A: Thank you so much!
Q: Что значит solicit?
A: Solicit means to try to get something from someone.
Usually money related, but not always.
It could be a salesman. Or it could be a homeless person asking for money. Or maybe teenagers asking an adult to buy beer for them. Etc.
Q: Что значит solicit?
A: Thanks!

Example sentences using "Solicit"

Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с solicit .
A: It's a kind of formal "ask".

I think we should solicit customer feedback, can you design a form?

The school is soliciting contributions for the annual festival.
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с solicit.
A: Soliciting is asking for something.

I have a “no soliciting” sign on my door, but people keep trying to sell me stuff anyway. I’m trying to solicit responses to my survey. That woman was arrested for solicitation (polite way to say she was arrested for being a prostitute).
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с solicit.
A: I hate when they solicit at the office. It's so rude.

I know this advice is unsolicited (unasked for), but I really want to help.

The man solicited (approached and tried to get something from) the police officer by mistake.
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с solicit.
A: "You should solicit the advice of a lawyer"
"I never asked for these unsolicited telephone calls"
"We should really bring people in here to solicit their views"
"Have you thought about soliciting an art critic to get an appraisal?"

Synonyms of "Solicit" and their differences

Q: В чем разница между soliciting и loitering ?
A: @Abanna

Soliciting – actively offering to sell sex for money

Loitering – standing in the same place for too long, with the suggestion that you are waiting for some nefarious purpose.

The second "crime" is often used to arrest prostitutes when the police cannot prove the first one.
Q: В чем разница между solicit и beg ?
A: "The detective went around the neighbourhood soliciting information from people who were home at the time of the robbery."

"The man who was robbed begged his neighbours for information regarding the thief"

Both these words request information, but "beg" has a sense of desperation behind it. The detective is just doing his job, but the man who was robbed has lost a lot of money and is desperate to get it back.

I hope that helps.


Also, be careful when using "solicit." It has a second meaning, which is to ask for money in exchange for sex.

Things like "I saw him soliciting the neighbours" could potentially be misunderstood!
Q: В чем разница между solicit и ask ?
A: Ask is a general form of solicit. Solicit sounds more formal.

Also, solicit is used mainly when asking for two things: advice and money.

'That sign says no soliciting allowed! Go ask for money elsewhere.'
'It is sometimes wise to accept unsolicited advice.' (Unsolicited = not asked for)

Translations of "Solicit"

Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? soliciting
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Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? soliciting
A: I think you are asking for the pronunciation as this is an English word:

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