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military operations for a specific objective.
Obsolete. the military operations of an army in the field for one season.

a systematic course of aggressive activities for some specific purpose:
a sales campaign.
the competition by rival political candidates and organizations for public office.
to serve in or go on a campaign:
He planned to campaign for the candidate. He campaigned in France.
to race (a horse, boat, car, etc.) in a number or series of competitions.
Contemporary Examples

Rick Santorum Fibs About Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Daniel Stone January 9, 2012
Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning? David Freedlander October 29, 2014
Was Romney Really Shocked to Lose? Justin Green November 29, 2012
Sex Workers Deserve Health Care, Too Tauriq Moosa May 19, 2014
The McCain I Know Mark Salter November 9, 2008

Historical Examples

A Daughter of the Sioux Charles King
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 Lucy Maud Montgomery
Kelly Miller’s History of the World War for Human Rights Kelly Miller
A sketch of the life and services of Otho Holland Williams Osmond Tiffany
Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

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
(military) a number of complementary operations aimed at achieving a single objective, usually constrained by time or geographic area
(intransitive) often foll by for. to conduct, serve in, or go on a campaign


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