solicit (v.) Old form(s): solicite , solicites
urge, move, incite, prevail upon
1H6 V.iii.190[Suffolk alone, of Margaret] Solicit Henry with her wondrous praise
Cor V.i.73[Cominius to Sicinius, of Coriolanus] his noble mother and his wife, ... mean to solicit him / For mercy
E3 I.ii.4[Countess alone, as if to Montague] solicit / With vehement suit the king in my behalf
Ham V.ii.352[Hamlet to Horatio] th'occurrents, more and less, / Which have solicited [unfinished sentence]
Mac IV.iii.149[Malcolm to Macduff, of the English king] How he solicits heaven / Himself best knows
R2 I.ii.2[John of Gaunt to Duchess of Gloucester] the part I had in Woodstock's blood / Doth more solicit me than your exclaims
TN III.i.106[Olivia to Viola as Cesario, of his pursuing his own suit] I had rather hear you to solicit that / Than music from the spheres
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