1. [ noun ] (politics) a race between candidates for elective office
Synonyms: political_campaign run

"I managed his campaign for governor" "he is raising money for a Senate run"

Related terms: race governor's_race whispering_campaign senate_campaign
2. [ verb ] (sport,politics) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
Synonyms: run

"Who's running for treasurer this year?"

Related terms: race cross-file stump rerun barnstorm political_campaign
3. [ noun ] a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
Synonyms: cause movement drive crusade effort

"he supported populist campaigns" "they worked in the cause of world peace" "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant" "the movement to end slavery"

Related terms: venture campaigning advertising_campaign war reform fund-raising_campaign gay_liberation_movement anti-war_movement consumerism ecumenical_movement feminist_movement lost_cause youth_movement force repel drive crusade
4. [ noun ] (military) several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
Synonyms: military_campaign
Related terms: operation expedition Okinawa Petersburg Dardanelles Wilderness_Campaign military
5. [ verb ] (politics) exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
Synonyms: fight agitate push press crusade

"The liberal party pushed for reforms" "She is crusading for women's rights"

Related terms: advertise advertize advertise push reformer
6. [ verb ] go on a campaign; go off to war
Synonyms: take_the_field
Related terms: crusade war
7. [ noun ] (transportation) an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
Synonyms: hunting_expedition safari
Related terms: expedition Africa
Similar spelling:   campaigner