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English noun: campaign

1. campaign (event) a race between candidates for elective office


SamplesI managed his campaign for governor.
He is raising money for a Senate run.


Synonymspolitical campaign, run


Broader (hypernym)race


Narrower (hyponym)campaign for governor, governor's race, senate campaign, senate race

2. campaign (act) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymscause, crusade, drive, effort, movement


Broader (hypernym)venture


Narrower (hyponym)ad blitz, ad campaign, advertising campaign, anti-war movement, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, charm campaign, consumerism, electioneering, feminism, feminist movement, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, gay lib, gay liberation movement, lost cause, political campaign, reform, war, women's lib, women's liberation movement, youth crusade, youth movement

3. campaign (act) several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)


Synonymsmilitary campaign


Broader (hypernym)military operation, operation


Narrower (hyponym)expedition, hostile expedition, military expedition


Instance hyponymDardanelles, Dardanelles campaign, Okinawa, Okinawa campaign, Petersburg, Petersburg Campaign, Wilderness Campaign


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

4. campaign (act) an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)


Synonymshunting expedition, safari


Broader (hypernym)expedition


Domain regionAfrica


English verb: campaign

1. campaign (competition) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position


SamplesWho's running for treasurer this year?.


Synonymsrun


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)race, run


Narrower (hyponym)cross-file, register, rerun, stump, whistlestop

2. campaign (social) 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


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


Synonymsagitate, crusade, fight, press, push


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)advertise, advertize, promote, push


Verb groupadvertise, advertize, promote, push

3. campaign (competition) go on a campaign; go off to war


Synonymstake the field


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)crusade


Entailwar









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