Definition of canvass verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    canvass

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈkænvəs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they canvass
     
    he / she / it canvasses
     
    past simple canvassed
     
    -ing form canvassing
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive, transitive] to ask someone to support a particular person, political party, etc., especially by going around an area and talking to people canvass (for something) He spent the whole month canvassing for votes. canvass somebody (for something) Party workers are busy canvassing local residents for their support.
  2. 2 [transitive] to ask people about something in order to find out what they think about it canvass something He has been canvassing the neighborhood about property taxes. canvass somebody People are being canvassed for their opinions on the proposed new road.
  3. 3[transitive] canvass support to try to get support from a group of people synonym drum up
  4. 4[transitive] canvass something to discuss an idea thoroughly The proposal is currently being canvassed.
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to carry out a canvass
 
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