V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: a person whose job is to persuade politicians to support or reject special interests or causes
Synonyms: representative, solicitor, influential person
Tips: To lobby for a cause or organization is to try and persuade politicians and influence legislation. Lobbyists are paid for their work. Sometimes, allegations of corruption surround groups that lobby public officials and also pay campaign contributions, but for the most part, lobbyists do legitimate work to bring attention to their cause.
The environmental lobbyists have been trying to get legislators to expand our National Park system. (representatives)
The lobbyists for the agricultural sector asked the government for additional subsidies. (interest groups, representatives)
She was a vocal lobbyist on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry. (solicitor)
Our group will lobby congress for tougher clean-air laws. (pressure, persuade, influence) verb
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