campaign
noun.
a race between candidates for elective office
I managed his campaign for governor|he is raising money for a Senate run
noun.
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
noun.
several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
noun.
an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
verb.
run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
Who's running for treasurer this year?
Synonym: run
verb.
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
verb.
go on a campaign; go off to war