verb[no object] (usually as noun electioneering)
- (Of a politician or political campaigner) take part actively and energetically in a campaign to be elected to public office: the election will not be lost or won as the result of a few weeks of electioneeringMore example sentences
- Politicians are electioneering, but there's no election date.
- This was first of all an electioneering budget which eschewed electioneering.
- While the public might be willing to tolerate electioneering from a candidate, the incumbent was a different matter.
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- A campaigning politician during an election: he was now a national figure and a rumbustious electioneerMore example sentences
- Party electioneers know that an election held any later than the British government's selfimposed deadline of November 13 is a non-starter.
- An affluent attorney as well as small planter, Moore campaigned as ‘a skillful electioneer [who] courted the lower stratum of society.’
- This allows electioneers to bypass the media and appeal directly to voters without journalists putting their spin on the issues.