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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to apply to for obtaining something; as, to solicit person for alms.

2. (v. t.) To endeavor to obtain; to seek; to plead for; as, to solicit an office; to solicit a favor.

3. (v. t.) To awake or excite to action; to rouse desire in; to summon; to appeal to; to invite.

4. (v. t.) To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.

5. (v. t.) To disturb; to disquiet; -- a Latinism rarely used.

4319. prosaiteo -- to ask besides
... beg. From pros and aiteo; to ask repeatedly (importune), ie Solicit -- beg. see
GREEK pros. see GREEK aiteo. (prosaiton) -- 1 Occurrence. 4318, 4319. ...
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But Some one Will Say, Does He not Know Without a Monitor Both ...
... he not know without a monitor both what our difficulties are, and what is meet for
our interest, so that it seems in some measure superfluous to solicit him by ...
/.../calvin/of prayer--a perpetual exercise of faith/chapter 3 but some one.htm

Bishop Hosius Said: this Also we Ought to Decree...
... attempt by frequent discourses to disparage him and lessen his repute (for this
device is wont to cause tumults), and strive by such arts to solicit and wrest ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xi bishop hosius said .htm

The Gospel of Luke
... "Tempt," then, primarily signifies "to try, test, put to the proof." It is only
in its secondary meaning that it has come to signify "to solicit to evil." In ...
// four gospels/the gospel of luke.htm

The Complaint: Or, Night Thoughts.
... What numbers, once in fortune's lap high-fed,. Solicit the cold hand of charity!
260. To shock us more, solicit it in vain! Ye silken sons of pleasure! ...
/.../young/youngs night thoughts/the complaint or night thoughts.htm

A Series of Letters In Defence of Divine Revelation
... serious doubts respecting the authenticity of the Scriptures, and the system of
Divine Revelation, recorded in them, he was induced to solicit a correspondence ...
/.../ballou/a series of letters in defence of divine revelation/title page.htm

... The Ante-Nicene Fathers, which seemed many years ago to have completed its task,
now presents itself once more and ventures to solicit the renewal of the ...
// gospel of peter/preface.htm

The Preface
... and wilderness. 4. This face of things, I confess, looks not very promising
to one who is to solicit a reformation. But whatever ...
// government of the tongue/the preface.htm

Of the Use of Speech.
... By this it is we can give one another notice of our wants, and solicit relief; by
this we interchange advices, reproofs, consolations, all the necessary aids ...
/.../allestree/the government of the tongue/section i of the use.htm

... than applause. It is not, then, for vain and worldly adornments that we solicit
praise, but for salutary prescriptions. Our writings ...
// the government of god/preface.htm

Paul and his Requests for Prayer
... He craved and prized the prayers of all good people. He was not ashamed to solicit
prayers for himself nor to urge the brethren everywhere to pray for him. ...
/.../bounds/prayer and praying men/xv paul and his requests.htm

Solicit (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to apply to for obtaining
something; as, to solicit person for alms. ...Solicit (2 Occurrences). ...
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Soles (14 Occurrences)

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Nabal (18 Occurrences)
... 25:15, 25), so, at the time of sheep-shearing-an occasion of great festivities among
sheep masters-he sent 10 of his young men to Nabal to solicit gifts of ...
/n/nabal.htm - 16k

Love (703 Occurrences)
... opposite sex. 3. (n.) Courtship; -- chiefly in the phrase to make love,
ie, to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage. 4. (n ...
/l/love.htm - 65k

Wish (141 Occurrences)
... is found in Psalm 73:7 where maskith, "to imagine," is translated "wish": "They
have more than heart could wish"; (d) euchomai, "to solicit," "to implore ...
/w/wish.htm - 36k

Importune (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (v.) To request or solicit, with urgency; to press with frequent demands,
unreasonable or troublesome application or pertinacity; hence, to tease; to ...
/i/importune.htm - 7k

Runner (5 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A detective. 3. (n.) A messenger. 4. (n.) A smuggler. 5. (n.) One employed
to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc. ...
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Request (248 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To ask for (something); to express desire for; to solicit; as, to request
his presence, or a favor. 5. (vt) To address with a request; to ask. ...
/r/request.htm - 34k

Petition (33 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially,
to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any ...
/p/petition.htm - 19k

Procure (5 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause. 3. (vt) To solicit;
to entreat. 4. (vt) To cause to come; to bring; to attract. ...
/p/procure.htm - 8k

Solicit (2 Occurrences)

Luke 11:53
And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to solicit him to speak of many things;

Ezekiel 16:34
And thou art different from other women in thy whoredoms, in that none followeth thee to play the harlot; and whereas thou givest hire, and no hire is given unto thee, therefore thou art different.



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