Learner's definition of SOLICIT
to ask for (something, such as money or help) from people, companies, etc.
The center is soliciting donations to help victims of the earthquake.
The company is soliciting bids from various firms.
The organization is soliciting new memberships/subscriptions.
The newspaper's editors want to solicit opinions/comments from readers.
to ask (a person or group) for money, help, etc.
to offer to have sex with (someone) in return for money