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v. can·vassed, can·vass·ing, can·vass·es
1. To examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize: "The evidence had been repeatedly canvassed in American courts" (Anthony Lewis).
a. To go through (a region) or go to (persons) to solicit votes or orders.
b. To conduct a survey of (public opinion); poll.
1. To make a thorough examination or conduct a detailed discussion.
2. To solicit voters, orders, or opinions.
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.]
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The process of trying to find out how people intend to vote or of trying to obtain their votes.
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