Canvasses



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

We Learn Nothing David Frum March 15, 2013

Historical Examples

Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Discourses Sir Joshua Reynolds
An Engagement of Convenience Louis Zangwill
‘Phiz’ (Hablot Knight Browne), a Memoir. Fred. G. Kitton
The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
Some Diversions of a Man of Letters Edmund William Gosse
Read-Aloud Plays Horace Holley
The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5) John Marshall
The Trembling of the Veil William Butler Yeats
Woman’s Work in English Fiction Clara Helen Whitmore

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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