the competition by rival political candidates and organizations for public office.
a systematic course of aggressive activities for some specific purpose: a sales campaign.
military operations for a specific objective.
Obsolete. the military operations of an army in the field for one season.
a story in a role-playing game, spread out over multiple play sessions, that usually keeps the same plot, setting, or main characters: Last week we finished our campaign and I already miss it.
to serve in or go on a campaign: He planned to campaign for the candidate.My daughter has been campaigning for a later curfew for months.
to race (a horse, boat, car, etc.) in a number or series of competitions.
- cam·paign·er, noun
- coun·ter·cam·paign, noun
- pre·cam·paign, noun, adjective
- re·cam·paign, verb
- un·cam·paign·ing, adjective
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How to use campaign in a sentence
These Democrats could vote against Nancy Pelosi, use it in their campaigns to say they’re not with her even though they vote with her 95 percent of the time.Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move | Rachael Bade, Erica Werner | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
She declined to publicly name these Pence aides but said there was consistent pressure from Pence’s senior officials to focus more on the economy and the reelection campaign.Former Pence aide says she will vote for Biden because of Trump’s ‘flat out disregard for human life’ during pandemic | Josh Dawsey | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
The Biden campaign, by contrast, said 183,000 volunteers have joined the campaign since the start of August, with about 2,000 more coming on every day since.Trump and his campaign try to allay concerns about trailing Biden in television ads | Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Conveniently, that information now turns up in a campaign ad.Trump’s most popular YouTube ad is a stew of manipulated video | Glenn Kessler, Meg Kelly | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
If a vaccine is swiftly approved, it could upend the campaign.Biden questions whether a vaccine approved by Trump would be safe | Sean Sullivan | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.
The U.S. launched campaigns in the restive Iraqi city of Fallujah and a surge campaign in Baghdad.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War | Nancy A. Youssef | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the inability to measure progress in the ISIS campaign is widespread.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War | Nancy A. Youssef | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The U.S. campaign against ISIS leans on two pillars: conducting airstrikes, and beefing up local forces.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’ | Nancy A. Youssef | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
As she discussed her understanding of the voting rights campaign and how she planned to recreate it, I grew more relieved.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’ | Gary May | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Vain also was the valour and ability he showed in the campaign against the Royalists in La Vende.
But Polavieja started his campaign with the immense advantage of having the whole of the dry season before him.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
At the end of the campaign the Emperor justly rewarded his lieutenant by creating him Prince of Wagram.
By the end of the campaign of 1796 he had proved that he was as great a chief of the staff as Bonaparte was a great commander.
But Ulm was only the commencement of the campaign, and even after Austerlitz Napoleon pursued the enemy with grim resolution.
British Dictionary definitions for campaign
a series of coordinated activities, such as public speaking and demonstrating, designed to achieve a social, political, or commercial goal: a presidential campaign; an advertising campaign
military a number of complementary operations aimed at achieving a single objective, usually constrained by time or geographic area
(intr often foll by for) to conduct, serve in, or go on a campaign
- campaigner, noun
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