canvass VERB 1) visit (someone) in order to seek their vote in an election. 2) question (someone) to find out their opinion. 3) Brit. propose (an idea or plan) for discussion.
NOUN an act of canvassing.
DERIVATIVES canvasser noun.
ORIGIN originally in the sense «toss in a canvas sheet» (as a sport or punishment).

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