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lobby

noun

1 lobby

A large entrance or reception room or area.

synonyms: antechamber, anteroom, entrance hall, foyer, hall, vestibule.

Roget 627: method, way, manner, wise, gait, form, mode, fashion, tone, guise; modus operandi, MO; procedure etc. ... show more

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Dutch: antichambre, entreehal, hal, hall, inkomhal, vestibule
Polish: hall, hol



2 lobby

The people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest.

3 lobby

An interest group that tries to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor, typically through lobbying.

synonyms: advocacy group, lobby group, pressure group, special-interest group, special interest, special interest group, third house.

Dutch: belangengroep, belangenorganisatie, belangenvereniging
Polish: grupa interesu, grupa nacisku, lobby

verb

1 lobby

Detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors.

synonym: buttonhole.

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Rasputin, Svengali, VIP, access, act on, advocate, approach, bad influence, bear upon, big wheel, blandish, cajole, call on, call upon, coax, constitute, corridor, court, decree, draw ... show more.

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