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cam·paign

 (kăm-pān′)
n.
1. A series of military operations undertaken to achieve a large-scale objective during a war: Grant's Vicksburg campaign secured the entire Mississippi for the Union.
2. An operation or series of operations energetically pursued to accomplish a purpose: an advertising campaign for a new product; a candidate's political campaign.
intr.v. cam·paigned, cam·paign·ing, cam·paigns
To engage in an operation planned to achieve a certain goal: an army that campaigned across the entire continent; a group that campaigned for human rights.

[French campagne, from Italian campagna, field, military operation, from Late Latin campānia, open country, battlefield, from Latin campus, field; see campus.]

cam·paign′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.campaigner - a politician who is running for public officecampaigner - a politician who is running for public office
dark horse - a political candidate who is not well known but could win unexpectedly
favorite son - a United States politician favored mainly in his or her home state
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
running mate - a nominee for the lesser of two closely related political offices
spoiler - a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning
stalking-horse - a candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate
write-in, write-in candidate - a candidate for public office whose name does not appear on the ballot and so must be written on the ballot by the voters

campaigner

noun demonstrator, champion, advocate, activist, reformer, crusader She is a formidable campaigner for animal rights.
Translations
أَحَدُ أفْرادِ أو جُنودِ حَمْلَةٍ
agitátorbojovník
forkæmpertilhænger
kampányban részt vevõ
baráttumaîur
kampanyaya katılan kimse

campaigner

[kæmˈpeɪnəʳ] N
1. (Mil) old campaignerveterano/a m/f
2. (= supporter) → defensor(a) m/f, partidario/a m/f
a campaigner for sthun partidario or defensor de algo
environmental campaignersdefensores del medio ambiente
a campaigner against sthun luchador contra algo

campaigner

[ˌkæmˈpeɪnər] n (= activist) campaigner for → partisan(e) m/f de
campaigner against → opposant(e) m/f àcamp bed n (British)lit m de campcamp counselor n (US)animateur/trice m/f (de camp de vacances)

campaigner

n
(Mil) → Krieger m; old campaigneralter Kämpe
(fig, for sth) → Befürworter(in) m(f) (→ for +gen); (against sth) → Gegner(in) m(f) (→ against +gen); (for politician) → Wahlwerber(in) m(f)

campaigner

[kæmˈpeɪnəʳ] n (Mil) old campaignerveterano, vecchio combattente m
campaigner for → fautore/trice di
campaigner against → oppositore/trice di

campaign

(kӕmˈpein) noun
1. the operations of an army while fighting in one area or for one purpose. the Burma campaign in the Second World War.
2. a series of organized actions in support of a cause. a campaign against smoking.
verb
to take part in a campaign. He has campaigned against smoking for years.
camˈpaigner noun
References in classic literature ?
And the men who read the despatches off to the audience were old campaigners, who had been to the places and helped to make the vote, and could make appropriate comments: Quincy, Illinois, from 189 to 831--that was where the mayor had arrested a Socialist speaker
Listen to me, Guiche; we have been campaigners together; we have been on horseback for eighteen hours at a time, and our horses dying from exhaustion, or hunger, have fallen beneath us, and yet we have laughed at our mishaps.
Billy the Mule stumped off with the swaggering limp of an old campaigner, as the troop-horse's head came nuzzling into my breast, and I gave him biscuits, while Vixen, who is a most conceited little dog, told him fibs about the scores of horses that she and I kept.
My dear madam," said I, "I am an old campaigner, and if I were not I can very well see that no apology is needed.
It was hardly an appeal to be successful with one who was an old campaigner as well as an old friend.
I'm wishin' there was a priest," he said wistfully; then added swiftly, "But Michael Dennin's too old a campaigner to miss the luxuries when he hits the trail.
After her turn, which she did this time with the nerve of an old campaigner, the manager returned to the charge; and after saying nice things and being generally nice himself, he came to the point.
It was damned unfriendly, Mac," said Rawdon, quite overcome; and, covering his face with his hands, he gave way to an emotion, the sight of which caused the tough old campaigner opposite him to wince with sympathy.
When Newcastle's new Liberal Democrat controlled council was sworn in they vowed to save the pool and handed campaigners pounds 30,000 to revamp and re-open it by January this year.
But local campaigners came out in force after a public meeting on Friday which saw over 200 people turn out in support of the cause.
Green campaigners are gathering on Tyneside today to hear about the plight of an Irish village under threat from a multinational oil firm.
As world leaders prepare to thrash out a global agreement to tackle climate change, the campaigners in Dublin urged the Irish government to show leadership.