1. a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
(synonym) political campaign, run
(hyponym) governor's race, campaign for governor
2. 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"
(synonym) cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort
(hyponym) advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz
(derivation) crusade, fight, press, push, agitate
3. several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
(synonym) military campaign
(hypernym) operation, military operation
(hyponym) expedition, military expedition, hostile expedition
(derivation) take the field
(classification) military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
4. an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
(synonym) hunting expedition, safari
1. run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
(hypernym) race, run
(derivation) political campaign, run
2. 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; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
(synonym) crusade, fight, press, push, agitate
(hypernym) advertise, advertize, promote, push
(verb-group) advertise, advertize, promote, push
(derivation) cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort
3. go on a campaign; go off to war
(synonym) take the field
(derivation) military campaign