Meaning of “lobbying” in the English Dictionary


"lobbying" in Business English

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lobbyingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈlɒbiɪŋ/ us 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.

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