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Definition of 'campaign'


  1. a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
       Synonyms: political campaign run
  2. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
       Synonyms: cause crusade drive movement effort
  3. several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
       Synonyms: military campaign
  4. an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
       Synonyms: hunting expedition safari


  1. run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
       Synonyms: run
  2. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
       Synonyms: crusade fight press push agitate
  3. go on a campaign; go off to war
       Synonyms: take the field

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