lob·by 1 n pl lobbies: a group of persons engaged in lobbying esp. as representatives of a particular interest grouplobby 2 vb lob·bied, lob·by·ingvi: to conduct activities aimed at influencing public officials and esp. members of a legislative body on legislationvt: to attempt to influence or sway (as a public official) toward a desired actionlob·by·er nlob·by·ist n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
active partisans, active reformers, active supporters, activists, advocates, agitators, influencers, influential persons, persuaders, petitioners, pressure group, reformers, special interest group, special interests, zealous advocates
actively represent, actuate, advance, arouse, bring pressure to bear, defend, effect, encourage, enlist, espouse, exercise influence, exert influence, exert pressure, incline, induce, influence, inspirit, instigate, motivate, negotiate, personally solicit, persuade, press, pressure, procure, promote, provoke, pull strings, put pressure on, represent, request, solicit, solicit votes, sway, urge, use one's influence, work on
associated concepts: lobbyists, registration laws, special interest groups
bait (lure), constituency, entrance, party (political organization), special interest
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To attempt to influence a politician on a particular issue.n.A group of people who work to influence politicians on an issue; an attempt to influence politicians on an issue.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.