campaign


campaign
I UK [kæmˈpeɪn] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "campaign":
singular campaign plural campaigns
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1) a series of actions intended to produce political or social change

a literacy/recruitment/anti-drug campaign

campaign for/against:

Local people have launched a campaign against the hospital's closure.

campaign to do something:

There's been a campaign by local fishermen to ban imported cod.

a) a series of things that a politician or political party does to try to win an election

It is alleged that the party used illegal methods to finance its campaign.

an election/leadership/re-election campaign

b) a series of things such as television advertisements or posters that try to persuade people to buy a product

The campaign boosted sales of the jeans by 200%.

an advertising/publicity/marketing campaign


Collocations:
Verbs frequently used with campaign as the object ▪  conduct, fight, launch, lead, mount, spearhead, wage
2) a series of actions by an army trying to win a war

This victory was the turning point of the campaign.

air/bombing campaign


II UK [kæmˈpeɪn] / US verb [intransitive]
Word forms "campaign":
present tense I/you/we/they campaign he/she/it campaigns present participle campaigning past tense campaigned past participle campaigned
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1) to try to achieve political or social change by persuading other people or the government to do something
campaign for/against:

She has been campaigning for stronger anti-pollution laws.

campaign to do something:

They actively campaigned to save their local cinema.

2) to try to win an election

The party has been campaigning hard in the North.


English dictionary. 2014.

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