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الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
a public opinion survey
to solicit voters or opinions
a solicitation of voters or opinions
{v} to examin, sift, sue for honor
{n} a sifting or examining
To go through, with personal solicitation or public addresses; as, to canvass a district for votes; to canvass a city for subscriptions
an oil painting on canvas
get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"
Search; exploration; solicitation; systematic effort to obtain votes, subscribers, etc
To sift; to strain; to examine thoroughly; to scrutinize; as, to canvass the votes cast at an election; to canvass a district with reference to its probable vote
consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
{f} examine, scrutinize; discuss; solicit votes or opinions
solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"
an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
If you canvass for a particular person or political party, you go around an area trying to persuade people to vote for that person or party. I'm canvassing for the Conservative Party + canvasser canvassers can·vass·er a Conservative canvasser
To search thoroughly; to engage in solicitation by traversing a district; as, to canvass for subscriptions or for votes; to canvass for a book, a publisher, or in behalf of a charity; commonly followed by for
If you canvass public opinion, you find out how people feel about a particular subject. Members of Parliament are spending the weekend canvassing opinion in their constituencies
to conduct a survey
go around asking, as in: Canvass the neighborhood to see if anyone saw the suspect
{i} examination, careful inspection; solicitation of votes or opinions; discussion, debate
a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
(I) The sections at either end of the boat beyond the seating - (bow canvass and stern canvass), so called because originally the coverings for these sections was made of canvass
Close inspection; careful review for verification; as, a canvass of votes
To examine by discussion; to debate
heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
an inquiry as to whether an eligible candidate for a classified service vacancy would be willing to accept appointment, if offered
Examination in the way of discussion or debate
a tent made of canvas
to canvass
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