canvass Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "canvass" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

canvass

verb
 
 
/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)
What is the pronunciation of canvass?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “canvass” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
tweet

a short remark or piece of information published on Twitter�

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More