The act or an instance of canvassing; especially; a personal solicitation of votes or survey of public opinion
1. To solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign; SYN. canvas.
2. To examine in detail; specifically; to examine (votes) officially for authenticity.
3. discuss, debate.
4.To go through (a district) or go to (persons) in order to solicit orders or political support or to determine opinions or sentiments.
5. To seek orders or votes; solicit.