|Origin:||solliciter 'to disturb, take charge of', from Latin sollicitare, from sollicitus; SOLICITOUS|
1 [intransitive usually progressive]
to offer to have sex with someone in exchange for money:
She was arrested for soliciting.
2 [intransitive and transitive] formal
to ask someone for money, help, or information:
Morgan is accused of illegally soliciting campaign contributions.
solicit something from somebody
The governor sent two officials to Mexico City to solicit aid from the President.
3 [intransitive and transitive] American EnglishBBT
to try to sell a product or service by taking it to homes or businesses and showing it to the people there:
No soliciting on company premises is allowed.