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English definition of “canvass”


verb [T] (ASK)    /ˈkæn.vəs/
to try to discover information or opinions by asking people : The council has been canvassing local opinion / local people to get their thoughts on the proposed housing development .Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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