ask for earnestly;make request(s) for
(of a prostitute) speak to men in public places
"Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"
"My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
"John is courting Mary"
"he was solicited by a prostitute"
"The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
"He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"
"She is too shy to solicit"
Henry had been soliciting the pope..in order to obtain a divorce.
出自： W. Robertson
He had been solicited to accept indulgences.
出自： Ld Macaulay