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lobby

lob·by

lobby

 
pronunciation:
la bi
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: lobbies
definition 1: a hall or foyer inside the entrance of a hotel, theater, or other large building, often used as a waiting room.
They planned to meet in the lobby of the hotel.
synonyms:
foyer, hall
similar words:
antechamber, anteroom, entry, reception room, vestibule, waiting room
definition 2: a group that tries to influence legislators to vote on certain issues in such a way as to favor its special interests.
Members of the oil and gas lobby met with government officials to present research findings in support of their position.
synonyms:
PAC, pressure group
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lobbied, lobbies, lobbying
definition: to try to influence the way legislators vote.
similar words:
pull strings
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to try to influence (legislators) to vote in a particular way.
synonyms:
influence, press, solicit, sway, urge
similar words:
affect, persuade, push
definition 2: to work for or obtain the passage of (legislation) by lobbying.
derivation: lobbyer (n.)
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  bank, building, democracy, politics, room