solicit for (something)

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solicit for (something)

1. To request or seek to receive something (from someone). The volunteers have been out soliciting for donations to those affected by the massive storm. The man was caught soliciting for sex by an undercover police officer.
2. To ask or try to persuade someone to give something (to one, someone else, some cause, etc.). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "solicit" and "for." Because of my background in IT, my family always solicits me for help with their computer issues. Tom's wife has been soliciting all of us for money to cover his legal expenses.
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solicit someone for something

to attempt to persuade someone to give something, such as money, for a specific purpose. The school band solicited the owners of the business for a contribution. Fred solicited everyone in his department for at least a dollar.
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solicit for someone or something

to seek money or other contributions for someone or something, such as a charitable cause. I am soliciting for crippled children. Would you care to contribute? Are you soliciting for a local cause?
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References in classic literature ?
Last night, on being childishly solicited for twopence, to buy 'lemon-stunners' - a local sweetmeat - he presented an oyster-knife at the twins!
Papers are solicited for presentation at the SPE Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference, to be held April 24 at the Best Western Sterling Inn in Sterling Heights, MI.
Papers are solicited for presentation at the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition, to be held September 11-13 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, MI.
In addition, the distributors solicited for sales of distributorships.
Papers are solicited for the 24th Annual Conference of the Tire Society, to be held September 20-21 in Akron, OH.
Papers are solicited for presentation at the International Rubber Conference and Exhibition (IRC) 2005, to be held May 16-18 at the Euroexpo in Lyon, France.
Papers are being solicited for PACE 2004--Polymers in Aggressive and Corrosive Environments, to be held September 8-9 in Cologne, Germany.
Papers are solicited for presentation at the 2004 ISCC Annual Meeting and Symposium, to be held May 10-11 in Gaithersburg, MD.
Papers are solicited for presentation at the contributed paper sessions during the 162nd Meeting of the Rubber Division, ACS, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, October 8-11.
Papers are solicited for the 21st Annual Meeting and Conference of The Tire Society, to be held September 9-10 at the Radisson Hotel in Akron, OH.