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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To discuss or examine carefully; to ask for opinions, votes, or subscriptions from.

Usage examples (17)
  • Before election day, political workers often canvass neighborhoods to support their candidate.
  • Sounds like five '2's and three' 3's, in canvass rating terms.
  • The blue canvass is one that I won in a photography competition.
  • And now the contest began in earnest -- that is, the canvass. for more
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  • She had to "canvass" (to look out carefully) all the stores before she found the right "canvas" (fabric used in sails and by artists) for the painting.
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