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Meaning of “campaign” in the English Dictionary

"campaign" in British English

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campaignnoun [C]

uk   us   /kæmˈpeɪn/
C1 a ​plannedgroup of ​especiallypolitical, ​business, or ​militaryactivities that are ​intended to ​achieve a ​particularaim: The ​protests were ​part of ​their campaign against the ​proposedbuildingdevelopment in the ​area. This is the ​latestact of ​terrorism in a ​long-standing and ​bloody campaign of ​violence. The ​endlesspublicappearances are an ​inevitablepart of an election campaign. She's the campaign organizer for the ​Labour Party. The ​government have just launched (= ​begun)theirannualChristmas campaign tostopdrunkendriving. a ​controversial new advertising campaignC1 a ​group of ​connectedactions or ​movements that ​formspart of a ​war: a ​bombing campaign

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campaignverb [I]

uk   us   /kæmˈpeɪn/
C1 to ​organize a ​series of ​activities to ​try to ​achieve something: [+ to infinitive] They've been campaigning for ​years to get him out of ​prison. He's ​spending a lot of his ​time at the ​moment campaigning for/on ​behalf of the ​Conservative Party. They're ​busy campaigning against the ​building of a new ​motorway near here.

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(Definition of campaign from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"campaign" in American English

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campaignnoun [C]

 us   /kæmˈpeɪn/
a ​plan consisting of a ​number of ​activitiesdirected toward the ​achievement of an ​aim: He ​ran the governor’s campaign for reelection. “Washington’s Crossing” is a ​history of the ​military campaign of 1776 and early 1777.

campaignverb [I]

 us   /kæmˈpeɪn/
to ​try to ​achieve something, such as the ​election of someone to a ​politicaloffice, by taking ​part in a ​number of ​plannedactivities: She campaigned for a ​law that would ​force the ​town to ​clean up the ​lake.
(Definition of campaign from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"campaign" in Business English

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campaignnoun [C]

uk   us   /kæmˈpeɪn/ POLITICS, MARKETING
a ​plannedseries of ​activities that are intended to ​achieve a particular ​aim: The ​convention and visitor ​bureaus announced a $5 million marketing campaign.election campaign The Opposition ​leaderlaunched his ​election campaign.launch/mount/start a campaign The university has ​launched a campus-wide campaign to ​reduce use of fossil ​fuels.

campaignverb [I]

uk   us   /kæmˈpeɪn/
to ​organize a ​series of ​activities to ​try to ​achieve something: campaign for/against sth He ​won the ​election in November by campaigning against a ​taxincrease.
(Definition of campaign from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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