politicking

[pol-i-tik-ing]
noun
activity undertaken for political reasons or ends, as campaigning for votes before an election, making speeches, etc., or otherwise promoting oneself or one's policies.

Origin:
1925–30; politic (as v.) + -ing1, respelling to show non-assibilation of -c-

nonpoliticking, noun
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politick

[pol-i-tik]
verb (used without object)
1.
to engage in politicking.
verb (used with object)
2.
to influence, accomplish, or promote by politicking: Somehow he politicked the bill through both houses of Congress.

Origin:
1915–20; earlier politic, verbal derivative of politic; later as back formation from politicking

outpolitick, verb (used with object)

politicize, politick.
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politicking (ˈpɒlɪˌtɪkɪŋ)
 
n
1.  political activity, esp seeking votes
2.  activity directed towards acquiring power and influence, achieving one's own goals, etc
 
'politicker
 
n

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Example sentences
Sympathy, a good advocate, and savvy politicking by your supporters could get
  this reversed.
Beneath the changes and the politicking, caste still has a firm hold on
  politics.
She not only handled much of the politicking but also pitched in on the manual
  labor of renovation.
Almost immediately, politicking and litigation followed.
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