canvasser


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can·vass

 (kăn′vəs)
v. can·vassed, can·vass·ing, can·vass·es
v.tr.
1. To examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize: "The evidence had been repeatedly canvassed in American courts" (Anthony Lewis).
2.
a. To go through (a region) or go to (persons) to solicit votes or orders.
b. To conduct a survey of (public opinion); poll.
v.intr.
1. To make a thorough examination or conduct a detailed discussion.
2. To solicit voters, orders, or opinions.
n.
1. An examination or discussion.
2. A solicitation of votes or orders.
3. A survey of public opinion.

[From obsolete canvass, to toss in a canvas sheet as punishment, from canvas.]

can′vass·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canvasser - a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votescanvasser - a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
fundraiser - someone who solicits financial contributions
petitioner, requester, suppliant, supplicant - one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors"
2.canvasser - someone who examines votes at an election
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
examiner, inspector - an investigator who observes carefully; "the examiner searched for clues"
3.canvasser - someone who conducts surveys of public opinion; "a pollster conducts public opinion polls"; "a headcounter counts heads"
asker, enquirer, inquirer, querier, questioner - someone who asks a question
4.canvasser - a person who takes or counts votes
vote counter, teller - an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
Translations
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stemmehverver
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undirskriftasafnari; atkvæîasmali
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canvasser

[ˈkænvəsəʳ] N
1. (Pol) → persona f que hace campaña electoral para un partido en una zona concreta
2. (Comm) → promotor(a) m/f

canvasser

[ˈkænvəsər] n (political)agent m/f électoralcanvas shoes npl (with rubber sole)chaussures fpl en toile; (with rope sole)espadrilles fpl

canvasser

n
(Pol) → Wahlhelfer(in) m(f)
(Comm) → Vertreter(in) m(f), → Klinkenputzer(in) m(f) (inf)

canvasser

[ˈkænvəsəʳ] n (Pol) → propagandista m/f (elettorale) (Comm) → piazzista m

canvass

(ˈkӕnvəs) verb
to go round (an area) asking (people) for (support, votes, custom etc). We're canvassing for the Conservative Party candidate.
ˈcanvasser noun
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One reader tells how he received a phone call last Sunday from a Labour canvasser saying he was from the local party although, as he puts it, 'he sounded local - local to somewhere inside the M25'.
The Toronto enumeration areas, each the geographic area covered by one census canvasser, had a median population of 400.
The commissioners also agreed to bar a Chart Pattana candidate in Samut Prakarn Province, south of Bangkok, for providing the down payment on a multipurpose vehicle for a canvasser and building a new road leading to the house of another canvasser.
It had been a stroke of genius to deploy canvassers in major American cities; a Greenpeace canvasser in, say, Boston, became a familiar sight.