Synonyms for canvass:
hash something out, beg, consult, talk around, discussion, bat around, stick to, bounce around, have out, toss around, chew over, outvote, treat with, backtrack, bounce off, liaise, talk out, hammer out, stand against, scrape into, thrash out, hash over, speculate.
explore, chew over.
Other synonyms and related words:
sheet of paper, shroud, surveying, learn, try out, psychoanalyse, dissect, deal with, thrash out, stump, take, ballot, talk over, review, consult, tack, mainsheet, cruise, hit the books, canvas tent, bed sheet, discussion, revisit, try, crown, deliver, sheet, read, poll parrot, confer, take apart, rag, meditate, polls, break down, treat, piece of paper, public opinion poll, discuss, analyze, backtrack, plane, canvas, sail, opinion poll, meet, weather sheet, argue, test, study, pate, questionnaire, agitate, beg, consider, run, flat solid, knock around, campaign, analyse, talk, bandy, prove.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
poll; discuss issues (verb)
Usage examples for canvass:
- And seein' that she had so many to talk to, I withdrawed myself, but as I kinder backed myself off I backed right into Arvilly, who wuz takin' out the " Twin Crimes" out of her work- bag, and I sez, " Arvilly, you shall not canvass Miss Curzon to- night." - "Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife", Marietta Holley.
- " Why, surely you two did not canvass my being out one night till the poor girl was so upset that she- that she- went back- yes, she was stopping here. - "Blind Policy", George Manville Fenn.
- After having painted, in regular succession, and with colours occasionally borrowed, the general portrait of all those classes of females whose likeness every English traveller has, no doubt, met with, I must find a little corner of my canvass for a small number of women who might, probably, be sought in vain out of Paris. - "Paris As It Was and As It Is", Francis W. Blagdon.