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electioneer

[ ih-lek-shuh-neer ]SEE DEFINITION OF electioneer
  • as incampaign
  • as incanvass

Synonyms for electioneer

  • barnstorm
  • lobby
  • politick
  • stump
  • agitate
  • canvass
  • contest
  • crusade
  • muckrake
  • run
  • tour
  • contend for
  • go to grass roots
  • hit the trail
  • mend fences
  • mudsling
  • press the flesh
  • ring doorbells
  • run for
  • shake hands and kiss babies
  • solicit votes
  • stand for
  • whistle-stop
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ELECTIONEER

We did nothing from morning till night but electioneer for the Honourable Billy, and kissed all the babies in the borough.

Meanwhile, the freshman should get together, become acquainted, and electioneer for the election of officers.

The boys went out on Friday nights, to electioneer for the Granger ticket, as it was called.

Blessed be God, that custom forbids women to electioneer or fight.

An officer fit for duty who at this crisis would abandon his post to electioneer for a seat in Congress ought to be scalped.

And thereupon he and Spouter and a number of others set to work to electioneer for Jack as hard as they could.

Think what an opportunity you would have while on the bench at Frankfort to electioneer as a candidate for Governor in 1927.

WORD ORIGIN

1760 (implied in electioneering), from election, probably on model of auctioneer (see auction), as the verb engineer was not yet in use.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ELECTIONEER

campaign

verbattempt to win political election
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