the act or process of installing on a surface.
(usually lowercase) the deceptive tactic of simulating grassroots support for a product, cause, etc., undertaken by people or organizations with an interest in shaping public opinion:
In some countries astroturfing is banned, and this includes sponsored blog posts.
a PR tactic used in politics and advertising in which actors are paid to display overt and apparently spontaneous grassroots support for a particular product, policy, or event
asts American Society of Transplant Surgeons Historical Examples Doctor Jackson don’t warm up none, and he asts a million questions. Danny’s Own Story Don Marquis I asts you to set yere an’ read a chapter out of ‘is yere book. J. Poindexter, Colored Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb She asts me a lot of questions, and I […]
of or relating to Asturias, its people, or their language. a native or inhabitant of Asturias. the dialect of Spanish spoken in Asturias. Historical Examples All wondered what had happened to cause his hesitating thus, and the Asturian maid expressed her wonder aloud. The Story of Don Quixote Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de […]
Miguel Ángel [mee-gel ahng-hel] /miˈgɛl ˈɑŋ hɛl/ (Show IPA), 1899–1974, Guatemalan novelist, poet, and short-story writer: Nobel Prize 1967. a former kingdom and province in NW Spain. Contemporary Examples In Asturias, the cider apples are more bitter and tannic than in other regions. What the Pilgrims Drank on Thanksgiving Jordan Salcito November 27, 2013 In […]
of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis. clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd: an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts. Contemporary Examples An astute politician would say something outlandish but easily dismissed by outsiders. Voting for Slavery? Jim Wheeler Gets Into Hot Water Jamelle Bouie October 29, 2013 astute piece from Jonathan Mahler […]