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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.
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canvassing

The process of trying to find out how people intend to vote or of trying to obtain their votes.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canvassing - persuasion of voters in a political campaigncanvassing - persuasion of voters in a political campaign
persuasion, suasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
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Translations

canvassing

[ˈkænvəsɪŋ] Nsolicitación f (de votos)
to go out canvassingsalir a solicitar votos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

canvassing

[ˈkænvəsɪŋ] n (political)prospection f électorale, démarchage m électoral
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

canvassing

n
(Pol) → Durchführung fdes Wahlkampfs, Wahlwerbung f
(Comm) → Von-Haus-zu-Haus-Gehen nt, → Klinkenputzen nt (inf); (= sounding-out: of opinions) → Meinungsforschung f; canvassing by applicants is not allowedes ist den Bewerbern nicht gestattet, mit Firmenangehörigen Kontakt aufzunehmen, um den Bewerbungsvorgang zu beeinflussen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

canvassing

[ˈkænvəsɪŋ] nsollecitazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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