"campaign" in the noun sense
1. political campaign, campaign, run
a race between candidates for elective office
"I managed his campaign for governor"
"he is raising money for a Senate run"
2. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort
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"
3. campaign, military campaign
several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
4. campaign, hunting expedition, safari
an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
"campaign" in the verb sense
1. campaign, run
run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
"Who's running for treasurer this year?"
2. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate
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"
3. campaign, take the field
go on a campaign go off to war
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