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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: campaign /kæmˈpeɪn/ 
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singularcampaign
pluralcampaigns
  1. 1
    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 the hospital's closure.

    campaign to do something:

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

    1. a.
      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/leadership/re-election campaign

    2. b.
      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. 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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