Solicit vs. Elicit

By Jaxson

  • Solicit

    Solicitation is the act of offering, or attempting to purchase, goods or services. Legal status may be specific to the time or place where occurs. The crime of “solicitation to commit a crime” occurs when a person encourages, “solicits, requests, commands, importunes or otherwise attempts to cause” another person to attempt or commit a crime, with the purpose of thereby facilitating the attempt or commission of that crime.

  • Solicit (verb)

    To persistently endeavor to obtain an object, or bring about an event.

    “to solicit alms, or a favour”

  • Solicit (verb)

    To woo; to court.

  • Solicit (verb)

    To persuade or incite one to commit some act, especially illegal or sexual behavior.

    “If you want to lose your virginity, you should try to solicit some fine looking women.”

  • Solicit (verb)

    To offer to perform sexual activity, especially when for a payment.

    “My girlfriend tried to solicit me for sex, but I was tired.”

  • Solicit (verb)

    To make a petition.

  • Solicit (verb)

    To disturb or trouble; to harass.

  • Solicit (verb)

    To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.

  • Solicit (verb)

    To disturb; to disquiet.

  • Elicit (verb)

    To evoke, educe (emotions, feelings, responses, etc.); to generate, obtain, or provoke as a response or answer.

  • Elicit (verb)

    To draw out, bring out, bring forth (something latent); to obtain information from someone or something.

    “Fred wished to elicit the time of the meeting from Jane.”

    “”Did you elicit a response?”

  • Elicit (verb)

    To use logic to arrive at truth; to derive by reason


  • Elicit (adjective)

    Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident.


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