Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To work actively for a candidate or political party.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To employ means for influencing an election, as public speaking, solicitation of votes, etc.; work for the success of a candidate or of a party in an election: as, to electioneer for a candidate, or for a ticket; he electioneered with great effect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To make interest for a candidate at an election; to use arts for securing the election of a candidate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To campaign for an elective office, on one's own behalf, or on behalf of another, particularly by direct contact.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb work actively for a political candidate or a party

Etymologies

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election +‎ -eer

Examples

  • "When corporations use other people's money to electioneer, that is a harm not just to the shareholders themselves but a sort of a broader harm to the public that comes from distortion of the electioneering that is done by corporations," Kagan said.

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  • What began in 1968 as a Beltway junkie's labor of love has turned into an authoritative collection of whistle-stopping campaign slogans and vicious slings and arrows of partisan attacks that stretches all the way back to the Founding Fathers (who came up with terms like "electioneer" and the party "ticket").

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  • What I never understood is that in particular the LEFT was the jury, judge and electioneer BEFORE they even knew anything about her.

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  • Having elected a government with a mandate to cut the public debt in 2010, it has sidestepped the awkwardness now being felt across political circles in the U.S. and, say, France, where presidential candidates will have to electioneer while offering nothing but austerity.

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  • Take away the tax free status and then their church can electioneer all they want.

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  • The new-look Chávez: lover, people's poet, electioneer

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  • Second: elect the delegates far enough ahead of time for them to meet with the candidates, and "in time for the candidates to electioneer with the delegates."

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  • Second: elect the delegates far enough ahead of time for them to meet with the candidates, and "in time for the candidates to electioneer with the delegates."

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  • He'd always been liable to cut loose like a Kilkenny electioneer whenever slavery was mentioned, and here he was, doddering towards the knackers 'yard, still at it.

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