Solicit vs. Canvass

Solicit vs. Canvass — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Solicit and Canvass

Solicitverb

To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application

a candidate who solicited votes among the factory workers.

Canvassverb

To examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize

"The evidence had been repeatedly canvassed in American courts" (Anthony Lewis).

Solicitverb

To petition persistently; importune

solicited the neighbors for donations.

Canvassverb

To go through (a region) or go to (persons) to solicit votes or orders.

Solicitverb

To commit the criminal offense of enticing or inciting (another) to commit an illegal act.

Canvassverb

To conduct a survey of (public opinion); poll.

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Solicitverb

To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.

Canvassverb

To make a thorough examination or conduct a detailed discussion.

Solicitverb

To make solicitation or petition for something desired.

Canvassverb

To solicit voters, orders, or opinions.

Solicitverb

To approach or accost someone with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.

Canvassnoun

An examination or discussion.

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Solicitverb

To persistently endeavor to obtain an object, or bring about an event.

to solicit alms, or a favour

Canvassnoun

A solicitation of votes or orders.

Solicitverb

To woo; to court.

Canvassnoun

A survey of public opinion.

Solicitverb

To persuade or incite one to commit some act, especially illegal or sexual behavior.

If you want to lose your virginity, you should try to solicit some fine looking women.

Canvassnoun

A solicitation of voters or public opinion.

Solicitverb

To offer to perform sexual activity, especially when for a payment.

My girlfriend tried to solicit me for sex, but I was tired.

Canvassnoun

A tally, audit and certification of votes.

Solicitverb

To make a petition.

Canvassnoun

archaic form of canvas

Solicitverb

(archaic) To disturb or trouble; to harass.

Canvassverb

To toss in a canvas sheet; to thrash, beat.

Solicitverb

To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.

Canvassverb

(transitive) To solicit voters, opinions, etc. from; to go through, with personal solicitation or public addresses.

to canvass a district for votes; to canvass a city for subscriptions

Solicitverb

To disturb; to disquiet.

Canvassverb

(intransitive) To conduct a survey.

Solicitverb

make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently;

Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorceMy neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities

Canvassverb

(intransitive) To campaign.

Solicitverb

make amorous advances towards;

John is courting Mary

Canvassverb

(transitive) To sift; to strain; to examine thoroughly; to scrutinize.

to canvass the votes cast at an election; to canvass a district with reference to its probable vote

Solicitverb

approach with an offer of sexual favors;

he was solicited by a prostituteThe young man was caught soliciting in the park

Canvassverb

(transitive) To examine by discussion; to debate.

Solicitverb

incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination;

He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents

Canvassnoun

the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account;

the crowded canvas of historythe movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound

Solicitverb

make a solicitation or petition for something desired;

She is too shy to solicit

Canvassnoun

an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people

Canvassnoun

a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

Canvassnoun

a tent made of canvas

Canvassnoun

an oil painting on canvas

Canvassnoun

the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete;

the boxer picked himself up off the canvas

Canvassnoun

heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

Canvassverb

get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

Canvassverb

solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

Canvassverb

consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning;

analyze a sonnet by Shakespeareanalyze the evidence in a criminal trialanalyze your real motives