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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There is also demand for an "airbag information campaign" to warn against transporting children in seats when the air bag is activated.
We also consider that a timely campaign of information would be useful, advising consumers of the true risks, the possibility of prevention and the availability of drugs.
The hypocrisy becomes crystal clear from the anti-tobacco rather than the anti-smoking campaign, at a time when the cultivation of modified crops is being promoted.
Throughout the world, there are also numerous examples of an offensive against those men and women who campaign tirelessly for human rights.
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.
I know that your campaign will take you to many more places and you will bring your message and your vision to those places.
In recent weeks, as part of a government campaign, more than twenty thousand previously unregistered children were officially registered in the course of just one day.
Nevertheless, it also noted a number of concerns, for instance with the whole campaign environment, the choice of voting system and the complaints mechanism.
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.
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.

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