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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 hall or open room inside the entrance of a hotel, theater, or other large building. It is often used as a waiting room.
synonyms:
hall
similar words:
entry
definition 2: a group that tries to get legislators to vote on certain issues in a way that will favor its special wants or needs.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lobbied, lobbies, lobbying
definition: to try to get legislators to vote in a certain way.
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