Definition of 'canvass'

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Wearing a camel coat he was canvassing voters as they went to cast their ballot. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He has also canvassed for the party. The Sun (2014)His style is to be inclusive and he canvassed opinion from fellow senior players while talking individually to the squad. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All nominations were considered and invitations were issued explaining the procedures and the extensive canvassing of staff views entailed in the process. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The banks will canvass shareholders' opinions next week. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He spoke to his bank manager, potential investors and friends to canvass opinions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is now canvassing views on a raft of other reforms aimed at reducing costs and cutting the time it takes to conduct investigations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A day of canvassing often ends with a night of phone calls to solicit more support. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They've been canvassing shareholders who think they should at least have an opportunity to look at an offer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Led by a police band, crowds of marching people will be canvassing support for this cause or that cause. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And he aims to ensure he wins in Greece by spending the next month canvassing for votes in rival countries. The Sun (2006)How many British women reading this have had their opinion canvassed by male colleagues only to find it overlooked in practice? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Liberal Democrat canvass returns looked great. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We canvassed people so that when they joined our body, they had a clear idea of what the church expected them to contribute. Christianity Today (2000)But according to the canvass returns I was going to win. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is wholly untrue to suggest that I have canvassed shareholders for their support on a rights issue. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We meet in a café in Barnsley's town centre where he has been canvassing for votes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He canvassed 19,000 people in 213 constituencies. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Using the services of a telephone research company in Southend, his company has canvassed voters in marginal seats. Times, Sunday Times (2015)By canvassing text votes, it gives Afghans a blast of popular democracy as well as promoting unity between tribes and ethnic factions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'canvass'

British English: canvass /ˈkænvəs/ VERB
If you canvass for a person or political party, you try to persuade people to vote for them.
I'm canvassing for the Green Party.
  • American English: canvass
  • Arabic: يُقْنِعُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fazer campanha eleitoral
  • Chinese: 游说
  • Croatian: agitirati
  • Czech: agitovat
  • Danish: undersøge
  • Dutch: werven
  • European Spanish: hacer campaña
  • Finnish: kalastella ääniä
  • French: prospecter
  • German: werben
  • Greek: διεξάγω προεκλογική εκστρατεία
  • Italian: sollecitare
  • Japanese: 投票を頼んで回る
  • Korean: 선거 운동을 하다
  • Norwegian: agitere
  • Polish: agitować
  • European Portuguese: fazer campanha eleitoral
  • Romanian: a face propagandă electorală
  • Russian: агитировать (заказы, пожертвования, взносы)
  • Latin American Spanish: sondear
  • Swedish: värva
  • Thai: ออกเที่ยวฟังความเห็น เที่ยวหาเสียง
  • Turkish: oy toplamak
  • Ukrainian: агітувати
  • Vietnamese: vận động bầu cử


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