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 ?
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.
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.
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.
IN the second place, past experiences have shown that the most effective time for electioneering campaign in this country is the dry season, which is at its best throughout the country in the months of December to March.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 28 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Friday expelled two former legislators Guddu Pandit and Mukesh Sharma for misbehaving with the party workers during electioneering in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
The code requires that candidates cannot invoke religion and caste in campaigning and cannot exceed a limit on electioneering expenditures.
Briones reminded all officials and employees of the agency at the weekend that they are prohibited from electioneering and engaging in any partisan political activity as the midterm polls are conducted Monday (May 13).
He raised that while Section 2(4), Article IX-B of the 1987 Constitution provides that "no officer or employee in the civil service shall engage, directly or indirectly, in any electioneering or partisan political campaign," the provision does not cover elected officials "notwithstanding the fact that the civil service embraces all branches and agencies of the government." He also pointed out that electioneering applies only to appointed officials and not elected ones.
He said Modi, like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was electioneering based on 'fear and nationalist feeling'.