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.]
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