Campaign - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kæmˈpeɪn|  American pronunciation of the word campaign
Brit.  |kamˈpeɪn|  British pronunciation of the word campaign
- a race between candidates for elective office (syn: run)
- a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end (syn: cause, crusade, drive, effort, movement)
- several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
- an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa) (syn: safari)

verb

- run, stand, or compete for an office or a position (syn: run)
- exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for (syn: agitate, crusade, fight, press, push)
- go on a campaign; go off to war

Examples

The group launched a campaign to protect the area from commercial development.

The university is organizing a campaign to attract a more diverse student population.

She campaigned to save the town library.

He campaigned hard to get more funding.

a time when women were campaigning for the right to vote

I campaigned for her when she ran for governor.

You will campaign in the Sudan.

Many women are campaigning for sexual equality.

Florida was a key state in his campaign for re-election.

Jones ran a good campaign.

He raised nearly $30 million in campaign funds.

Police have launched a campaign to crack down on drug dealers.

a group campaigning against the destruction of the rainforests

The government has lounched a campaign against drunken drivers.

They are campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty [against the death penalty].

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: campaign
he/she/it: campaigns
present participle: campaigning
past tense: campaigned
past participle: campaigned
noun
singular: campaign
plural: campaigns
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