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.
Ahead of the governorship election in Ekiti State, a Nongovernmental Organization under the aegis of Mothers and Beyond International has embarked sensitisation of citizens of the state, particularly the women to enlighten then on electioneering matters.
The unity pact between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga has put to an end the long electioneering period and set the country on the development path, two Jubilee MPs have said.
A police official said that the deceased was seen chanting slogans during electioneering of a recent by-election in Chakwal.
Earlier, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari had asserted to carry out electioneering alongside Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and Punjab while his daughters Asifa Bhutto and Bakhtawar Bhutto would campaign in Sindh for General Elections 2018.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday issued cease and desist letters to three Texas school districts he says are conducting "unlawful electioneering," adding one more chapter to an ongoing fight over how involved public education organizations can get in this year's primary and general elections.
Addressing a public meeting in Lodhran as part of NA-154 electioneering on Friday despite being barred by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to do so, Khan said that 11 cases were filed against him over taking former premier Nawaz Sharif to court over the Panama Paper case.
Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for REG 2014-02 (Independent Expenditures by Authorized Committees; Reporting Multistate Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications).