electioneer [ē lek΄shə nir′, ilek΄shə nir′]
to canvass votes for, or otherwise work for the success of, a candidate, political party, etc. in an election

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  • Electioneer — E*lec tion*eer , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Electionered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Electioneering}.] To make interest for a candidate at an election; to use arts for securing the election of a candidate. [1913 Webster] A master of the whole art of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • electioneer — (v.) 1760 (implied in electioneering), from ELECTION (Cf. election), probably on model of auctioneer (see AUCTION (Cf. auction)), as the verb engineer was not yet in use …   Etymology dictionary

  • electioneer — intransitive verb Etymology: election + eer (as in privateer, verb) Date: 1760 to take an active part in an election; specifically to work for the election of a candidate or party • electioneerer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • electioneer — electioneerer, n. /i lek sheuh near /, v.i. to work for the success of a particular candidate, party, ticket, etc., in an election. [1780 90; ELECTION + EER] * * * …   Universalium

  • electioneer — verb /ɪˌlɛk.ʃənˈɪə(ɹ)/ To campaign for an elective office, on ones own behalf, or on behalf of another, particularly by direct contact …   Wiktionary

  • electioneer — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. canvass, barnstorm, stump; see campaign 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • electioneer — e·lec·tion·eer || ɪ‚lekʃə nɪə v. campaign for a particular candidate in an election, work actively for particular candidate or a party …   English contemporary dictionary

  • electioneer — verb [usu. as noun electioneering] campaign to be elected to public office. noun a campaigning politician during an election …   English new terms dictionary

  • electioneer — v. n. Canvass …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • electioneer — v campaign for, canvass for, solicit votes for, Inf. stump for, barnstorm for; plump for, support, back, promote, advance; talk up, ballyhoo, beat the drum for, push, Inf. plug, Inf. hype …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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