Translation of canvass in Spanish:


Pronunciation /ˈkanvəs//ˈkænvəs/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1

      to canvass voters in an area hacer campaña entre los votantes de una zona
      • Disability strikes indiscriminately, even politicians aren't excepted, so please when they appear at your door canvassing for votes, ask what plans they have to bring the date forward.
      • I recall an incident when I was canvassing for Labour in that general election campaign.
      • The campaign, organised by Lechlade farmer Charles Mann, will involve canvassing voters on doorsteps, distributing leaflets and putting up Tory posters.
      • A party that behaved pretty much as if it did not need the Muslim vote is now actively canvassing it.
      • The accident occurred near Ayle on the Westport-Partry road on Sunday morning last while the Senator was on his way to canvass votes in the South Mayo area.
      • When canvassing for the general election, Cllr Charlie Byrne found some local residents in the area didn't seem to know what was going on and others were not greatly concerned.
      • Older adults living with young voters who were canvassed also voted at significantly higher rates.
      • The move is to ensure that every member standing for re-election knows how to respond if they are quizzed by residents, while out canvassing for votes during the upcoming June elections.
      • We left ourselves with two weeks to fight the election, the other parties have been out canvassing for five or six weeks.
      • We are going to be out there to canvass every vote and prove to people that we should be in there representing this part of the county.
      • Mr Smith said he picked up more than 20 complaints of thefts, vandalism, assault and criminal damage while he was out canvassing for votes before the recent elections.
      • He said that probable candidates were obviously canvassing for votes from affiliates.
      • Certainly Denis Burke has, I guess you could say, made a concerted effort certainly in recent years and certainly recent month as far as canvassing the Indigenous vote.
      • As this summer's local elections are fast approaching it will not be too long before we are inundated with politicians canvassing for votes and informing the electorate of the issues they need to concern themselves with.
      • Last fall, I spent seven weeks in the suburbs of Madison, Wisconsin, canvassing undecided voters for John Kerry.
      • My friend had met Mr Dowd before when he had turned up at her doorstep canvassing for votes.
      • Rain, hail or shine there are households to be canvassed and votes to be won.
      • Our votes will be canvassed Monday and Tuesday of next week and the tabulations will be made at that time and our vote will be completed.
      • It is common to see politicians articulating issues to do with the youth and women during campaigns in an effort to canvass votes from these sections of society.
      • He revealed that the party had made more than a million telephone calls canvassing voters in key seats and had sent free videos to target voters - topped and tailed with messages from the local MP.

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      (opinion) sondear
      (opinion) hacer un sondeo de
      we've canvassed the leading experts in the field hemos hecho una encuesta entre los más destacados expertos en el tema
      • After the body was found, teams of gardaí returned to canvass those people in the area around where Robert disappeared.
      • This is a curiously masochistic explanation and not one available to the restaurant in the Scottish parliament, that this week canvassed its customers as to why it was rubbish and nobody used it.
      • Earlier this week, police canvassed patrons of a rural general store and a doughnut shop northwest of the city, where two calls were made to Cecilia's home from pay phones on the morning of her disappearance.
      • He did not canvass any support but he hoped it would be carried and circulated to every other local authority in the country.
      • Far more than other homeland leaders, he was able to canvass popular support as a vocal critic of some elements of apartheid up to the late 1970s.
      • PC Rhodes canvassed members of her family, as ordinary members of the public, before she decided to open the clinic.
      • The association held two open days earlier this month as it canvassed residents on what sort of facilities they would like to see in their area.
      • He felt Gazette readers should be canvassed for their views.
      • Dr Hutchison said the division's approach to date had been to canvass local doctors and look at ways it could improve access to medical services in Geraldton for the benefit of the whole community.
      • Retailers, mainly garages and newsagents, have already privately canvassed staff on whether they would be willing to work on the Sabbath.
      • The Geraldton City Council will canvass its electors on a proposal to amend local burning by-laws.
      • Rotorua church leaders were also canvassed for their opinion, and all spoke of the need for workers to have time off, and for families to have time together, at times like Easter and Christmas.
      • The community was earlier canvassed for input to the proposal.
      • The conference is also an opportunity to canvass young people's views on the council's new ‘Change for Children’ that will aim to give young people more of a say in the services they receive.
      • The organisation - which represents tourism operations throughout the county - canvassed its members over the last few weeks.
      • The supermarkets are being canvassed for their views and I'm sure are heartily in favour of pocketing the change, but will still be glad of the captive market the vouchers assure them.
      • Dawes has recently canvassed members of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery for their opinion about whom to screen and how to screen when a vestibular schwannoma is suspected.
      • They have been conducting door-to-door inquiries and canvassing people in the area of the river and canal network.
      • OM's bid will expire at the end of October and in the interim period the management are expected to visit Ireland and Britain to canvass shareholders for their support.
      • It is already canvassing fans on whether the club should play without the company logo on its shirts or seek another sponsor.
      • I will also canvass the support of some organisations and labour movements.
      • Nor have any residents been canvassed for their opinion.
      • However, Shanghaiist must confess that when six female Shanghainese friends were canvassed regarding their interest in the programme, some had never heard of it, and only one had ever watched it.
      • Perhaps your committee should canvass its members about what they want from the club, instead of assuming that they know.
      • When she returns to work at Kingston's John Lewis department store on Monday when her maternity leave ends, she intends to canvass the support of her colleagues in the staff magazine.

    • 1.3Business

      (orders) solicitar
      to canvass retailers for a product promocionar un producto entre los comerciantes
      • The interaction of public and private law in Australia canvasses a range of proposals for reform to the child welfare system in Australia.
      • A wide range of mechanisms exists to monitor the effectiveness of the NHS, to highlight problems, and canvass solutions.
      • By 1999, they were canvassing the idea quite openly.
      • I think both Michael and I were pretty crushed by the oppressive response that the ideas canvassed in the Discussion paper received.
      • He has called rallies of Labour Party members, canvassing a boycott of parliament and suggesting continued international sanctions against the government.
      • The following is an extract from an earlier magazine article in which he canvassed the central idea of this theology.
      • Many other writers have canvassed proposals for taxes and other sources of revenue to provide funds for compensation of the costs of environmental protection.
      • They were not referred to, from my rereading of the commentary, so I am surprised that the amendments he is proposing this evening have not been previously canvassed.
      • A healthy living co-ordinator will go to bingo sessions to canvass ideas for a £1 million healthy living centre in Allerton.
      • Only the Dutch and German governments were actively canvassing such changes.
      • At that stage a possible wording and draft legislation will be canvassed for approval and, if they attract sufficient support, the campaign will begin.
      • He says they've also canvassed the idea of posters and leaflets in waiting rooms warning that sexual relationships between doctors and patients are forbidden.
      • Lasting a week, it is both a serious meeting between Grimwade, Perkins, Hagan and their managers to discuss the next year's business plan and budgets, and a forum to canvass new ideas and directions.
      • While the DAA has not canvassed the idea of switching ownership to Failte Ireland, Gary McGann, its chairman, has made no secret of his desire to sell its interest in GSH.
      • The Federal Opposition says most students would get a second-class education under plans canvassed by the Government's higher education review.
      • Scrapping their role is not being canvassed as a solution in America.
      • 5.156 Various proposals were canvassed, including suggestions that sterilisation should be undertaken and that mixed marriages should be annulled by law.
      • Of the various proposals canvassed, a system of compulsory employer and employee contributions was consistently the most popular.
      • Now, under the cover of the Olympics, the Howard government has finally brought forward the type of legislation canvassed by Mark, Hope and Windeyer.
      • Among other options, it canvassed the idea of a reduced ‘core’ NHS, with patients able to pay extra for faster treatment and non-core services.

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    (idea) proponer
    (idea) presentar
    • In this way the history of art since 1900 is thoroughly canvassed, and when one scans the contents page the mouth waters.
    • This did not deter Fitzsimons from canvassing the possibility of the Greens formally entering government with Labour after the next elections - due later this year.
    • John Poynter's rich history of Alfred Felton's life and times is a large illustrated book which also canvasses the many debates around the bequest.
    • In the First Meditation Descartes canvasses beliefs of various kinds he had formerly held as true and finds himself forced to conclude that he ought to reject them, that he ought not to accept them as true.
    • That takes us back to many arguments that were already canvassed during the early select committee process on the previous bill, which I naively thought had been resolved.
    • There is no evidence that he seriously coveted the papacy for himself, though the idea of setting him up as an anti-pope was briefly canvassed to resolve the royal marriage crisis.
    • Many of the reasons why this bill is being promoted have been canvassed in the debate already, and I do not intend to repeat them.
    • Very simply, this matter has been extensively canvassed by the Education and Science Committee.
    • Changes to the proposals may be considered after the arguments have been fully canvassed by the select committee.
    • Now, I don't propose to canvass the arguments of counsel.
    • The review has already commenced, and we in New Zealand First prefer to see this issue more thoroughly and clearly canvassed in the review.
    • I will not go into those in detail, as we canvassed them during the Committee stage of this debate.
    • For this, I'd like to thoroughly canvass the various arguments why bloggers should not get such equal treatment.
    • I expect that many people will make submissions to the committee, and this will enable the matters addressed in the bill to be thoroughly canvassed.
    • Several suggestions as to its nature were put forward, and several plans of action were canvassed.
    • The first thing that Lopez suggested was that Reid should hold a series of lunch-time meetings and canvass the idea directly with the employees themselves before taking it any further.
    • The Government has been canvassing a range of options to encourage parents to pay off child support debts.
    • We would be happy to canvass any reasonable suggestions for their improvement.
    • These issues are thoroughly canvassed in the Research Agenda and Background Report.
    • One of the scenarios presently being canvassed is the possibility of a rapid decline in the value of the US dollar.
  • 3US

    to canvass the votes hacer el escrutinio de los votos

intransitive verb

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    hacer campaña
    hacer propaganda electoral
    to canvass for sb hacer campaña a / en favor de algn
    • he's canvassing for John Taylor está haciendo campaña a / en favor de John Taylor
    • to go out canvassing for votes hacer campaña para conseguir votos
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    to canvass for sth tratar de conseguir algo
    • she's gone to New York to canvass for business/orders/clients ha ido a Nueva York para conseguir contratos/pedidos/clientes


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    (asking for votes)
    campaña para conseguir votos feminine
  • 2US

    (scrutiny of votes)
    escrutinio masculine