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Synonyms and Antonyms of canvass

  1. 1 to go around and approach (people) with a request for opinions or information we canvassed people all over town, asking if they would be interested in participating in a recycling program Synonyms interview, poll, solicit, survey Related Words circularize; interrogate, question; feel (out), sound (out) Near Antonyms report

  2. 2 to talk about (an issue) usually from various points of view and for the purpose of arriving at a decision or opinion canvassed all the items on the agenda Synonyms agitate, argue, bandy, bat (around or back and forth), discuss (also canvas), debate, dispute, hash (over or out), moot, talk overRelated Words review, speak (about), talk (about); broach, introduce, propound, raise, stir up; forge, hammer out, talk out, thrash (out), wrestle (with); chew over, consider, deliberate, weigh

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to criticize severely

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