What is Canvass?

Canvass definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object)
to solicit votes, subscriptions, opinions, or the like from.
to examine carefully; investigate by inquiry; discuss; debate.

verb (used without object)
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.

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