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    solicit

    I am reading an article about DB Cooper and there is a word which I don't understand in this context. I have looked it up in a dictionary but still can't find the appropriate meanings as it has more than 1 meaning.

    While FBI investigators have insisted from the beginning that Cooper probably did not survive his risky jump, the agency maintains an active case file—which has grown to more than 60 volumes—and continues to solicit creative ideas and new leads from the public.

    1) I don't understand how it is possible to solicit ideas... It's OK to solicit someone, but how can we solicit ideas?

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    Re: solicit

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    can't find the appropriate meanings
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...nglish/solicit Definition#1 is the appropriate meaning.

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    Re: solicit

    Did you look in a dictionary before you asked us this question?

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/solicit?s=t

    Definition #1.

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    Re: solicit

    Your post is soliciting ideas. You are soliciting ideas.

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