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electioneer

Syllabification: e·lec·tion·eer
Pronunciation: /əˌlekSHəˈnir
 
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Definition of electioneer in English:

verb

[no object] (usually as noun electioneering)
(Of a politician or political campaigner) take part actively and energetically in the activities of an election campaign: the election will not be lost or won as the result of a few weeks of electioneering
More 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.
Synonyms
campaign, canvass, go on the hustings

noun

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A campaigning politician during an election.
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.

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