campaign

[[t]kæ̱mpe͟ɪn[/t]]
campaigns, campaigning, campaigned
1) N-COUNT: oft N to-inf, N for/against n A campaign is a planned set of activities that people carry out over a period of time in order to achieve something such as social or political change.

During his election campaign he promised to put the economy back on its feet...

Apacs has launched a campaign to improve the training of staff.

...the campaign against public smoking.

2) VERB If someone campaigns for something, they carry out a planned set of activities over a period of time in order to achieve their aim.

[V for/against n] We are campaigning for law reform...

[V for/against n] Mr Burns has actively campaigned against a hostel being set up here...

[V to-inf] They have been campaigning to improve the legal status of women. [Also V]

3) N-COUNT: oft n N In a war, a campaign is a series of planned movements carried out by armed forces.

The allies are intensifying their air campaign.

...a bombing campaign.

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English dictionary. 2008.

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