1. an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status; "a solicitation to the king for relief"
(hypernym) entreaty, prayer, appeal
(hyponym) beggary, begging, mendicancy
(derivation) solicit, beg, tap
2. request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
(synonym) appeal, collection, ingathering
(hypernym) request, petition, postulation
3. the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)
(hypernym) enticement, temptation
(derivation) hook, solicit, accost