campaign


1cam·paign

noun \(ˌ)kam-ˈpān\

: a series of activities designed to produce a particular result

: a series of military battles, attacks, etc., designed to produce a particular result in a war

Full Definition of CAMPAIGN

1
:  a connected series of military operations forming a distinct phase of a war
2
:  a connected series of operations designed to bring about a particular result <election campaign>

Examples of CAMPAIGN

  1. The group launched a campaign to protect the area from commercial development.
  2. The university is organizing a campaign to attract a more diverse student population.

Origin of CAMPAIGN

French campagne, probably from Italian campagna level country, campaign, from Late Latin campania level country, from Latin, the level country around Naples
First Known Use: circa 1656

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

2campaign

verb

: to lead or take part in a campaign to support or oppose someone or something or to achieve something

Full Definition of CAMPAIGN

intransitive verb
:  to go on, engage in, or conduct a campaign
transitive verb
:  to enter (as a horse or boat) in competition
cam·paign·er noun

Examples of CAMPAIGN

  1. She campaigned to save the town library.
  2. He campaigned hard to get more funding.
  3. a time when women were campaigning for the right to vote
  4. I campaigned for her when she ran for governor.

First Known Use of CAMPAIGN

1701

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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