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lobby

verb [I or T]     /ˈlɒb.i/ US  /ˈlɑː.bi/
C2 to try to persuade a politician, the government, or an official group that a particular thing should or should not happen, or that a law should be changed: Small businesses have lobbied hard for/against changes in the tax laws. [+ to infinitive] Local residents lobbied to have the factory shut down. [+ obj + to infinitive ] They have been lobbying Congress to change the legislation concerning guns.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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