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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.
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Noun1.campaigning - the campaign of a candidate to be electedcampaigning - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
whistle-stop tour - a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited; "in 1948 Truman crossed the country several times on his whistle-stop tours"
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "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"; "contributed to the war effort"
front-porch campaign, front-porch campaigning - a campaign in which the candidate makes speeches but does not travel; "William McKinley's dignified front-porch campaign won him the presidency in 1896"; "her approach was the opposite of a passive front-porch campaign"
hustings - the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
whispering campaign - the organized dissemination of derogatory rumors designed to discredit a candidate
stumping - campaigning for something by making political speeches (stump speeches)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Miller, I had indeed to go campaigning before, but I was barbed from counter to tail, and a man went along to groom me; and now I cannot understand what ailed me to prefer the mill before the battle." "Forbear," said the Miller to him, "harping on what was of yore, for it is the common lot of mortals to sustain the ups and downs of fortune."
Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez on Saturday urged all candidates to exercise 'delicadeza' and not take advantage of the loopholes in the premature campaigning law.
Robredo supports Comelec's call vs premature campaigning !-- -- ( - November 7, 2018 - 2:35pm MANILA, Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday urged the Congress to heed the call of the Commission on Elections to immediately pass bills reviving prohibition of premature campaigning by political candidates.
When Democrats raise questions about his past personal money woes, he dismisses them as negative campaigning, suggesting his opaque financial past has no bearing on public policy decisions.
Forget politics as bloodsport; this was negative campaigning raised to a fine art.
He said the campaign was only launched in July as it was not known until then if there would be a referendum and he called for attention to be turned away from campaigning politics to the matter in hand.
Campaigning for office is immensely expensive, and it's too easy for people in power to raise money among their own employees, Pappas said.
A 2001 poll by the Pew Research Center on the mixing of religion and politics revealed that a majority of Americans oppose religious leaders campaigning for politicians in houses of worship.
One ran during the 1996 presidential race, when Hillary Clinton was campaigning for her husband in Pensacola, Florida, which was home to a neighborhood contaminated by hazardous waste.
In campaigning for the presidency, Bill Clinton hired James Carville, George Bush relied on Mary Matalin, and Ronald Reagan turned to Lee Atwater.