|1.||[ noun ] (politics) a race between candidates for elective office|
"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|
"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)|
|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|
|Related terms:||crusade war|
|7.||[ noun ] (transportation) an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)|
|Related terms:||expedition Africa|