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English definition of “lobbying”

lobbying

noun [U]     /ˈlɒbiɪŋ/ GOVERNMENT
the activity of trying to persuade someone in authority , usually an elected member of a government , to support laws or rules that give your organization or industry an advantage : In her speech she stressed that she is not involved in the firm's lobbying of Congress .lobbying against/for sth This week , a coalition of unions , religious groups and liberal advocacy organizations will officially begin its lobbying for a higher minimum wage .extensive/fierce/intense lobbying There was intense lobbying against the measures by drug companies .lobbying effort/campaign/activity Lobbying efforts by high-powered tech firms turned former supporters of the bill against it. lobbying firm / group / organization lobbying costs / fees / expenditure
(Definition of lobbying noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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