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campaign (kæmˈpeɪn



  1. a series of coordinated activities, such as public speaking and demonstrating, designed to achieve a social, political, or commercial goal   ⇒  ■ a presidential campaign,   ⇒  ■ an advertising campaign
  2. (military) a number of complementary operations aimed at achieving a single objective, usually constrained by time or geographic area



  1. (intransitive) often foll by for to conduct, serve in, or go on a campaign

Derived Forms

camˈpaigner  noun

Word Origin

C17: from French campagne open country, from Italian campagna, from Late Latin campānia, from Latin campus field

Translations for 'campaign'

  • British English: campaign A campaign is a planned set of activities that people carry out over a period of time in order to achieve something such as social or political change.During his election campaign he promised to put the economy back on its feet.kæmˈpeɪn NOUN
  • Arabic: حَمْلَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: campanha
  • Chinese: 宣传活动
  • Croatian: kampanja
  • Czech: kampaň
  • Danish: kampagne
  • Dutch: campagne
  • European Spanish: campaña
  • Finnish: kampanja
  • French: campagnepolitique
  • German: Kampagne
  • Greek: εκστρατεία
  • Italian: campagna
  • Japanese: 運動行動
  • Korean: 캠페인
  • Norwegian: kampanje
  • Polish: kampania
  • Portuguese: campanha
  • Romanian: campanie campanii
  • Russian: кампания
  • Spanish: campaña
  • Swedish: kampanj
  • Thai: การรณรงค์
  • Turkish: kampanya
  • Ukrainian: кампанія
  • Vietnamese: chiến dịch

Example Sentences Including 'campaign'

On one level I was organising a campaign to get Jarawa's death sentence commuted.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
They complained you were late with briefing submissions, you missed meetings or arrived late, turned in second-rate campaign proposals.
Stuart Harrison BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
We'd discussed his last campaign -- it was for a Syrian dissident who'd been sentenced to death for treason.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)


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