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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: campaign /kæmˈpeɪn/ 
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singularcampaign
pluralcampaigns
  1. 1
    a series of things that a politician or political party does to try to win an election

    It is alleged that the party used illegal methods to finance its campaign.

    an election/reelection campaign

    1. a.
      a series of things such as television advertisements or posters that try to persuade people to buy a product

      The campaign boosted sales of the jeans by 200%.

      an advertising/publicity/marketing campaign

    2. b.
      a series of actions intended to produce political or social change

      a literacy/recruitment/anti-drug campaign

      campaign for/against:

      Local people have launched a campaign against closing the hospital.

      campaign to do something:

      There's been a campaign by local fishermen to ban imported shrimp.

  2. 2
    a series of actions by an army trying to win a war

    This victory was the turning point of the campaign.

    air/bombing campaign

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