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canvassverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈkæn·vəs/
to go to each house in an area to find out how many people live there or what their opinions are, or to get support: [T] Candidates canvassed the city’s neighborhoods for votes.
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"canvass" in British English

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canvassverb

uk   /ˈkæn.vəs/  us   /ˈkæn.vəs/
  • canvass verb (ASK)

  • canvass verb (SUGGEST)

[T] UK formal to suggest an idea or plan to be considered: Wind and wave power are now being seriously canvassed as the solution to our energy problems.
canvass
noun [C] uk   us  
canvasser
noun [C] uk   /ˈkæn.və.sər/  us   /ˈkæn.və.sɚ/
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"canvass" in Business English

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canvassverb

uk   us   /ˈkænvəs/
[T] to try to discover information or opinions by asking people: The survey shows that half the companies canvassed felt that using corporate websites was more cost-effective than other recruitment methods.
[I or T] POLITICS to try to get political support or votes, especially by visiting people's houses: I canvassed with him and more than a month ago predicted he would win.
(Definition of canvass from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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