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To be a candidate or winner in an election - thesaurus

Synonyms

campaign

verb

to try to win an election

canvass

verb

to ask many people in an area for their opinions and encourage them to vote for someone or support something

run

verb

to try to be elected to an official job or position

stand

verb

British to take part in an election as a candidate (=someone who people vote for). The American word is run

get in

to be elected for a political job

hold

verb

to succeed in keeping control of a particular area in an election

take

verb

to win a prize in a competition or a vote in an election

scrape in

to achieve a position by a very small number of votes or points

stand for

British to try to get chosen in an election for a particular position or as a member of a particular institution. In American English, you say that someone runs for office

go to the country

to organize a general election

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ballot

verb

to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue

beat

verb

to defeat someone in a game, competition, election, or battle

carry

verb

American to win an election in a particular state or district

defeat

verb

to win against someone in a game, fight, or election

deliver

verb

to win votes or support, especially for a political party

eliminate

verb

to remove someone from a competition or election

get into

to be elected to a political job

outvote

verb

to defeat someone or something by winning more votes then them

pull

verb

mainly American if a politician pulls votes, a lot of people vote for them

represent

verb

to be the elected representative of a particular area in a parliament or similar institution

rout

verb

to completely defeat someone in a battle, competition, or election

scrape into

to achieve a position by a very small number of votes or points

stand against

to take part in an election as a candidate (=someone who people vote for) to try to defeat another candidate

stump

verb

American to speak to people to persuade them to vote for you or your party

sweep to/from power

to win or lose an election by a very large number of votes

sweep to victory

to easily win a competition or an election

throw/toss your hat into the ring

to announce publicly that you will take part in something such as a competition or an election

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