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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?.


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


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