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 for campaign
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Campaign \Cam*paign"\, n. [F. campagne, It. campagna, fr. L.
     Campania the level country about Naples, fr. campus field.
     See Camp, and cf. Champaign, Champagne.]
     1. An open field; a large, open plain without considerable
        hills. See{Champaign. --Grath.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Mil.) A connected series of military operations forming a
        distinct stage in a war; the time during which an army
        keeps the field. --Wilhelm.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Political operations preceding an election, by candidates,
        their assistants, and supporters, for the purpose of
        convincing voters to vote for the candidate. It usually
        consists of one or more methods of contacting voters
        including advertising, distribution or mailing of printed
        leaflets or letters; speeches, interviews with news media,
        and door-to-door visits with potential voters.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     4. Hence: Any coordinated effort to contact potential
        supporters or customers and solicit their support or
        patronage; as, an advertising campaign.
     5. (Metal.) The period during which a blast furnace is
        continuously in operation.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Campaign \Cam*paign"\, v. i.
     To serve in a campaign.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed
           his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a
           Senate run" [syn: political campaign, campaign, run]
      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" [syn: campaign, cause,
         crusade, drive, movement, effort]
      3: several related operations aimed at achieving a particular
         goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
         [syn: campaign, military campaign]
      4: an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa) [syn:
         campaign, hunting expedition, safari]
      v 1: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's
           running for treasurer this year?" [syn: 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" [syn: crusade, fight,
         press, campaign, push, agitate]
      3: go on a campaign; go off to war [syn: campaign, take the

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "campaign":
     action, activity, all-out campaign, campaign button,
     campaign commitments, campaign contribution, campaign fund,
     canvass, cause, circuit, commitment, compete, competition, contest,
     course, cruise, crusade, drive, effort, electioneer, excursion,
     expedition, faith, fare, globe-trot, go abroad, go on safari,
     go overseas, grand tour, grass-roots campaign, great cause,
     hard-hitting campaign, hit the trail, holy war, hurrah campaign,
     interest, issue, jaunt, jihad, journey, junket, lifework,
     make a journey, make a pilgrimage, make a trip, make an expedition,
     mass movement, media campaign, movement, offensive, operations,
     outing, package tour, peregrinate, peregrination, pilgrim,
     pilgrimage, pleasure trip, principle, progress, push, race,
     range the world, reason for being, ring doorbells, rivalry,
     round trip, rubberneck, rubberneck tour, run, safari, sally, shoot,
     sight-see, solicit votes, solicitation, stalk, stand, struggle,
     stump, stump excursion, stump the country, stumping tour,
     take a trip, take the road, take the stump, tour, trek, trip, turn,
     undertake operations, voyage, war, wayfare, whistle-stop,
     whistle-stop campaign

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