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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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