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Definition 1: several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for campaign in the sense of this definition

(campaign is a kind of ...) activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

"it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"

(... is a kind of campaign ) a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country

(... is an instance of campaign) the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks

(... is an instance of campaign) a campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting United States marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans

(... is an instance of campaign) the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee

(... is an instance of campaign) American Civil War; a series of indecisive battles in Grant's campaign (1864) against Lee in which both armies suffered terrible losses

(campaign belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for campaign in the sense of this definition

(campaign is a kind of ...) a journey organized for a particular purpose

(campaign belongs to a domain located in ...) the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean

Definition 3: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end - [noun denoting act]

Samples where campaign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for campaign in the sense of this definition

(campaign is a kind of ...) any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

(... is a kind of campaign ) a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious

"the war on poverty" "the war against crime"

(... is a kind of campaign ) a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices

"the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"

(... is a kind of campaign ) a defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable

(... is a kind of campaign ) the movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression

(... is a kind of campaign ) the movement aimed at equal rights for women

(... is a kind of campaign ) a campaign to raise money for some cause

(... is a kind of campaign ) the campaign of a candidate to be elected

(... is a kind of campaign ) a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers

(... is a kind of campaign ) a campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support

(... is a kind of campaign ) a campaign against entering or continuing a war

(... is a kind of campaign ) an organized program of advertisements

(... is a kind of campaign ) political or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people

Definition 4: a race between candidates for elective office - [noun denoting event]

Samples where campaign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I managed his campaign for governor
  • he is raising money for a Senate run

Synonyms for campaign in the sense of this definition

(campaign is a kind of ...) any competition

"the race for the presidency"

(... is a kind of campaign ) a race for election to the governorship

(... is a kind of campaign ) a race for election to the senate

Definition 5: go on a campaign; go off to war - [verb of competition]

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(... is a kind of campaign ) go on a crusade; fight a holy war

(campaign implies ...) make or wage war

Definition 6: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position - [verb of competition]

Samples where campaign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who's running for treasurer this year?

Synonyms for campaign in the sense of this definition

(campaign is a kind of ...) compete in a race

"he is running the Marathon this year" "let's race and see who gets there first"

(... is a kind of campaign ) travel through a district and make political speeches

"the candidate stumped the Northeast"

(... is a kind of campaign ) run again for office

"Bush wants to rerun in 1996"

(... is a kind of campaign ) tour the country in order to solicit votes for an election

(... is a kind of campaign ) have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties

Samples where campaign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The liberal party pushed for reforms
  • She is crusading for women's rights
  • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Synonyms for campaign in the sense of this definition

(campaign has a similar meaning as ...) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

"The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model" "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

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