campaign


campaign
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noun
ADJECTIVE
big, huge, major, massive
lengthy, long, long-running, ongoing, sustained (esp. BrE)
effective, successful
unsuccessful
aggressive, determined, intensive, strong, vigorous
bitter, fierce, vicious
concerted, orchestrated

a carefully orchestrated campaign against striking workers

joint
official, public
international, local, national, nationwide, worldwide
one-man (esp. BrE), one-woman (esp. BrE), personal

She has fought a one-woman campaign for ten years about the lack of childcare provision in the town.

grass-roots

They began a grass-roots campaign to encourage people to shop locally.

congressional (AmE), election, electoral, gubernatorial (AmE), leadership (esp. BrE), political, presidential, primary (AmE), re-election, referendum (esp. BrE)
Conservative, Democratic, Labour, Republican, etc.
ad (informal), advertising, branding (esp. AmE), marketing, promotional, sales
PR, propaganda, publicity, public relations
media, poster, press (esp. BrE), print (esp. AmE), television, TV
anti-corruption, anti-drug, anti-smoking, etc.
protest
awareness

a health awareness campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle

lobbying
fund-raising
letter-writing

Local people started a petition and letter-writing campaign to keep the hospital open.

literacy
recruitment
air, bombing, guerrilla, military

the terrorists' bombing campaign

hate, terror, terrorist
dirty tricks (esp. BrE), disinformation, smear, whispering

Her political opponents ran a whispering campaign against her.

VERB + CAMPAIGN
begin, initiate, launch, mount, start, unveil

The company launched a huge advertising campaign.

conduct, execute, fight, run, undertake, wage

People have criticized the way in which she conducted her election campaign.

coordinate, manage, orchestrate, organize, plan
lead, spearhead

She led a successful campaign against the closure of the library.

create, design

We designed an Internet marketing campaign.

join, support, take part in
finance, fund, sponsor

The anti-fur organization financed an ad campaign featuring celebrities.

intensify, step up

The government has intensified the military campaign against the rebels.

CAMPAIGN + VERB
begin, get underway, start

The general election campaign gets underway today.

unfold
be aimed at sb/sth, focus on sb/sth, target sb/sth

a concerted campaign aimed at educating young people about the dangers of drugs

aim to do sth, be designed to do sth

The campaign aims to inform the public of the dangers of this disease.

call for sth, demand sth
feature sb/sth

The campaign featured athletes talking about healthy lifestyles.

advertise sth, tout sth (esp. AmE)
fail, succeed

The campaign failed to achieve its objectives.

CAMPAIGN + NOUN
aide (esp. AmE), manager, staffer (esp. AmE), strategist, team
strategy
headquarters

A news conference was held at the party's campaign headquarters.

issue

Education has become an important campaign issue.

promise

The President kept his campaign promises.

slogan
ad, commercial (both esp. AmE)

A Republican campaign ad alleged he was soft on crime.

contributions, donations, finance, financing

regulations governing political campaign financing

contributor (esp. AmE)
trail

election candidates on the campaign trail(= going around the country campaigning)

PREPOSITION
during a/the campaign

They met regularly during the campaign.

campaign against

a fierce campaign against hunting

campaign by

the political campaign by the Republicans

campaign for

the campaign for racial equality

PHRASES
a campaign of disobedience, misinformation, vilification, etc.

A campaign of intimidation was waged against people trying to vote.

a plan of campaign (esp. BrE)

After sliding in the opinion polls, the party had to rethink its plan of campaign.

{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
verb
ADVERB
actively, aggressively, hard, heavily (esp. AmE), strongly (esp. BrE), tirelessly, vigorously

We will campaign hard for an end to the ivory trade.

effectively, successfully

Local people have successfully campaigned against the building.

openly, publicly
PREPOSITION
against

Local communities are campaigning against the dumping of toxic waste.

for

We have campaigned for better conditions.

on

The group campaigns on a range of environmental issues.

on behalf of

We campaign on behalf of consumers.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • campaign — I n. 1) to carry on, conduct, wage; launch, mount, organize a campaign 2) an active, vigorous; feeble, weak; whirlwind campaign 3) an advertising; anti smoking; educational; election, political; membership; military; national, nationwide; public… …   Combinatory dictionary

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