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campaign

noun cam·paign \ (ˌ)kam-ˈpān \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of campaign

1 :a connected series of military operations forming a distinct phase of a war
  • the bombing campaign
2 :a connected series of operations designed to bring about a particular result
  • election campaign
  • an advertising campaign

Examples of campaign in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of campaign from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of campaign

French campagne, probably from Italian campagna level country, campaign, from Late Latin campania level country, from Latin, the level country around Naples


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campaign

verb

Definition of campaign

intransitive verb
:to go on, engage in, or conduct a campaign
  • campaigned for the presidency
transitive verb
:to enter (something, such as a horse or boat) in competition
  • was at that time campaigning a big steeplechase stable
  • —A. H. Higginson

campaigner

noun

Examples of campaign in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of campaign



CAMPAIGN Defined for English Language Learners

campaign

noun

Definition of campaign for English Language Learners

  • : 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


campaign

verb

Definition of campaign for English Language Learners

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


CAMPAIGN Defined for Kids

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campaign

noun cam·paign \ kam-ˈpān \

Definition of campaign for Students

1 :a series of activities meant to produce a particular result
  • an election campaign
2 :a series of military operations in a certain area or for a certain purpose

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campaign

verb

Definition of campaign for Students

campaigned; campaigning
:to take part in a series of activities meant to produce a particular result
  • They campaigned for a new library.

campaigner

noun


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