electioneering


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e·lec·tion·eer

 (ĭ-lĕk′shə-nîr′)
intr.v. e·lec·tion·eered, e·lec·tion·eer·ing, e·lec·tion·eers
To work actively for a candidate or political party.

e·lec′tion·eer′er n.

electioneering

The practice of working actively to secure votes for a candidate in an election.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electioneering - persuasion of voters in a political campaignelectioneering - persuasion of voters in a political campaign
persuasion, suasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
2.electioneering - the campaign of a candidate to be electedelectioneering - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
whistle-stop tour - a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited; "in 1948 Truman crossed the country several times on his whistle-stop tours"
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
front-porch campaign, front-porch campaigning - a campaign in which the candidate makes speeches but does not travel; "William McKinley's dignified front-porch campaign won him the presidency in 1896"; "her approach was the opposite of a passive front-porch campaign"
hustings - the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
whispering campaign - the organized dissemination of derogatory rumors designed to discredit a candidate
stumping - campaigning for something by making political speeches (stump speeches)
Translations

electioneering

[ɪˌlekʃəˈnɪərɪŋ] Ncampaña f electoral (pej) → electoralismo m

electioneering

[ɪˌlɛkʃəˈnɪərɪŋ]
modif [tactics, slogan, speech] → de propagande électoraleelection night nle soir des élections

electioneering

n (= campaign)Wahlkampf m; (= propaganda)Wahlpropaganda f
adjWahl-; electioneering campaignWahlkampf m; electioneering speechWahlkampfrede f

electioneering

[ɪˌlɛkʃəˈnɪərɪŋ] npropaganda elettorale
References in classic literature ?
No poor, simple, virtuous body was ever cajoled by the attentions of an electioneering politician with more ease than Aunt Chloe was won over by Master Sam's suavities; and if he had been the prodigal son himself, he could not have been overwhelmed with more maternal bountifulness; and he soon found himself seated, happy and glorious, over a large tin pan, containing a sort of olla podrida of all that had appeared on the table for two or three days past.
For Harry was still young, and could feel the sort of enthusiasm for his captain in electioneering that a schoolboy can feel for his captain in cricket.
He had been pickled in the politics of that countryside from boyhood, he knew everybody's secrets, and electioneering was the romance of his life.
Frank Hawley, who was afraid of nobody, and was a Tory suspicious of electioneering intentions.
Veneering immediately mentions what a blessing he feels it, to possess a friend capable of such grand administrative suggestions, and really is elated at this going about of Boots and Brewer, as an idea wearing an electioneering aspect and looking desperately like business.
RAJANPUR -- Electioneering has been reached at its peak as door-to-door campaign, corner meetings and rallies were being taken out by the election contestants to convince the voters.
The "Political Empowerment" course aims to attract interested would-be candidates who would like to run for upcoming municipal and parliamentary elections 2014 in order to build their electioneering teams, gain effective support-winning skills and how to deal with the media and election observers.
The Internal Revenue Service said it will monitor churches and other houses of worship for electioneering in a settlement reached with an atheist group.
by Muhammad Hassan Khetab on 8 June, 2014 - 18:21 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday confirmed receiving nearly a dozen complaints about violations of the electioneering restrictions in the lead up to the June 14 presidential runoff election.
Air pollution is a serious matter and tackling it should be left to the experts who have the people of Liverpool's interests at heart - not just electioneering.
FOR computing candidates' poll expenditure the Election Commission ( EC) would keep a watch, among things, on how many samosa s, kachori s and cups of tea/ coffee a candidate has offered to his/ her workers and supporters, and how many garlands of various sizes were put around the netaji 's neck during electioneering.
KUWAIT, June 23 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Municipality warned Sunday that the Municipality teams will remove any billboards, banners, tents or any sort of election-related ads that are hoisted before the official launch of electioneering campaigns.