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lobby

lob·by

lobby

 
pronunciation:
la bi
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: lobbies
definition 1: a large open room inside the entrance of a hotel, theater, or other large building.
We'll wait for you in the lobby after we buy our tickets.
similar words:
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definition 2: a group that tries to influence people who make laws to vote in a way that supports what the group wants.
The senior citizens' lobby is very powerful in Washington.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lobbied, lobbies, lobbying
definition: to try to influence people who make laws to vote in a way that supports what the group wants.
They went to Washington and lobbied for new laws to protect the environment.
derivation: lobbyer (n.)
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  bank, building, democracy, politics, room