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English definition of “canvass”

canvass

verb
 
 
/ˈkænvəs/
VOTE [I, T] to try to persuade people to vote for someone in an election: He's canvassing for the Labour party.Elections
OPINION [T] to ask people their opinion about something: The study canvassed the views of over 9000 people.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
(Definition of canvass from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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