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1‘Napoleon's Russian campaign’
military operation, military operations, manoeuvre, manoeuvres
offensive, attack, advance, push, thrust
crusade, war, battle, engagement, action
2‘the campaign to reduce harmful vehicle emissions’
crusade, drive, push, effort, struggle, move, movement
operation, manoeuvre, course of action, strategy, set of tactics, battle plan
1‘a movement campaigning for political reform’
crusade, fight, battle, work, push, press, strive, struggle, agitate
promote, advocate, champion, speak for, lobby for, propagandize
2‘she campaigned as a political outsider’
run for office, stand for office, throw one's hat in the ring
canvass, electioneer, solicit votes
North American informal stump, take to the stump
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