Canvass



to solicit votes, subscriptions, opinions, or the like from.
to examine carefully; investigate by inquiry; discuss; debate.
to solicit votes, opinions, or the like.
a soliciting of votes, orders, or the like.
a campaign for election to government office.
close inspection; scrutiny.
Contemporary Examples

Tea Party Takes on Boehner Patricia Murphy February 18, 2014
Midterm Scramble for Youth Vote Dayo Olopade October 2, 2010

Historical Examples

The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
Letters To Eugenia Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV Various
Sketch of the life of Abraham Lincoln Isaac Newton Arnold
Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2) Charles Lever

verb
to solicit votes, orders, advertising, etc, from
to determine the feelings and opinions of (voters before an election, etc), esp by conducting a survey
to investigate (something) thoroughly, esp by discussion or debate
(mainly US) to inspect (votes) officially to determine their validity
noun
a solicitation of opinions, votes, sales orders, etc
close inspection; scrutiny
v.

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