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canvass

can·vass

canvass

 
 
pronunciation:
kaen vihs
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: canvassed, canvasses, canvassing
definition 1: to seek votes, contributions, or sales from (a group or a district).
Both candidates are canvassing the voters throughout the district.
synonyms:
drum up, seek, solicit
similar words:
ask, petition, request, urge
definition 2: to conduct a survey of; poll.
We're canvassing the neighborhood to get public opinion on the proposed highway project.
synonyms:
poll
similar words:
analyze, examine, investigate, research, survey
definition 3: to discuss or debate (an issue, question, or the like) thoroughly.
We've canvassed the issue and have come to a decision.
similar words:
argue, con, debate, discuss, examine, explore, inspect, scrutinize, study
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to solicit votes, information, opinions, or contributions.
synonyms:
solicit
similar words:
campaign, electioneer
definition 2: to examine or discuss thoroughly.
synonyms:
deliberate
similar words:
debate, discourse, inquire, research
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a solicitation of votes, information, or contributions.
synonyms:
solicitation
similar words:
campaign, invitation, petition, poll, request
definition 2: a survey or poll.
synonyms:
poll, survey
similar words:
tally
definition 3: a close examination or detailed discussion.
synonyms:
analysis, deliberation, discussion, evaluation, examination, exploration, study
similar words:
inquiry, inspection, investigation, scrutiny
derivation: canvasser (n.)