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campaign (kæmˈpeɪn Pronunciation for campaign



  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: campaignPronunciation for 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: حَمْلَةPronunciation for حَمْلَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: campanhaPronunciation for campanha
  • Chinese: 宣传活动Pronunciation for 宣传活动
  • Croatian: kampanjaPronunciation for kampanja
  • Czech: kampaňPronunciation for kampaň
  • Danish: kampagnePronunciation for kampagne
  • Dutch: campagnePronunciation for campagne
  • European Spanish: campañaPronunciation for campaña
  • Finnish: kampanjaPronunciation for kampanja
  • French: campagnePronunciation for campagnepolitique
  • German: KampagnePronunciation for Kampagne
  • Greek: εκστρατείαPronunciation for εκστρατεία
  • Italian: campagnaPronunciation for campagna
  • Japanese: 運動Pronunciation for 運動行動
  • Korean: 캠페인Pronunciation for 캠페인
  • Norwegian: kampanjePronunciation for kampanje
  • Polish: kampaniaPronunciation for kampania
  • Portuguese: campanhaPronunciation for campanha
  • Romanian: campanie campanii
  • Russian: кампанияPronunciation for кампания
  • Spanish: campañaPronunciation for campaña
  • Swedish: kampanjPronunciation for kampanj
  • Thai: การรณรงค์Pronunciation for การรณรงค์
  • Turkish: kampanyaPronunciation for kampanya
  • Ukrainian: кампанія
  • Vietnamese: chiến dịchPronunciation for chiến dịch

Example Sentences Including 'campaign'

Amnesty International, generously mentioned in the course of the interview, is at present engaged in such a campaign.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Bush's campaign adopted the same tactic - working hard to confuse voters on the differences with Gore.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
For more information about the charitable trust or to donate money to the campaign , visit www.
Country Life (2004)
In Cork Micheál Martin, the Minister who was supposed to lead the campaign , fared little better.
Irish Times (2002)
On one level I was organising a campaign to get Jarawa's death sentence commuted.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
One such was the campaign Asda ran in the autumn of 2003, for example, targeting first-year undergraduates.
Joanna Blythman SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)
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)
They were only one of a number of local campaign groups who decided to use the event to highlight their cause.
Irish Times (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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