Meaning of “campaign” in the English Dictionary

"campaign" in English

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campaignnoun [ C ]

uk /kæmˈpeɪn/ us /kæmˈpeɪn/

C1 a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim:

The protests were part of their campaign against the proposed building development in the area.
This is the latest act of terrorism in a long-standing and bloody campaign of violence.
The endless public appearances are an inevitable part of an election campaign.
She's the campaign organizer for the Labour Party.
a controversial new advertising campaign

C1 a group of connected actions or movements that forms part of a war:

a bombing campaign

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campaignverb [ I ]

uk /kæmˈpeɪn/ 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 activities directed 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 political office, by taking part in a number of planned activities:

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 /kæmˈpeɪn/ us POLITICS, MARKETING

a planned series 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 leader launched 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 /kæmˈpeɪn/ us

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 tax increase.

(Definition of “campaign” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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The pursuance of illegal farm occupations, continued violence, death, injuring and intimidation of the opposition are being interpreted as part of the ruling party' s electoral campaign.
Why is it that six months after the regulation entered into force, no information campaign has been launched by the institutions?
We will be sending out the wrong signal if, with this incineration campaign, we now sweep the problems of those who are partly responsible for the crisis under the carpet.
When we suddenly refused this offer, an inflammatory and rabble-rousing propaganda campaign began that is beyond our comprehension to this day.
Finally, the credibility of a proactive immigration policy must be consolidated by an effective campaign to combat illegal immigration and the trafficking in human beings which is associated with it.
He faces defeat in the presidential election next year, but is trying to head this off with a savage campaign of brutal intimidation against his political opponents.
As part of the suggested awareness campaign, we should also look at the possibility of funding the promotion of seafaring at secondary-school level.
A campaign is therefore to be launched.
We have fought a powerful tobacco lobby to lead the campaign for new cigarette health warnings to cover a third of the surface of cigarette packs.
There is also demand for an "airbag information campaign" to warn against transporting children in seats when the air bag is activated.

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