You canvassed a lot of great filmmakers in Seduced and Abandoned, including Roman Polanski.
Delezen canvassed for Obama in 2008 and went to his inauguration.
Images have been provided to Interpol, and ports, airports and train stations have all been canvassed with images of the girl.
c.1500, from alternative spelling of canvas (n.) and probably meaning, originally, "to toss or sift in a canvas sheet," hence "to shake out, examine carefully" (1520s); "to solicit votes" (1550s). The spelling with a double -s- dates from 16c. Cf. Old French canabasser "to examine carefully," literally "to sift through canvas." Related: Canvassed; canvassing. As a noun related to this, attested from c.1600.