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campaigns

[ kam-peyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF campaigns
  • nounattempt to win; attack
  • verbattempt to win political election

Synonyms for campaigns

  • crusade
  • drive
  • fight
  • movement
  • offensive
  • operation
  • push
  • expedition
  • warfare
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Antonyms for campaigns

  • inaction
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They belonged to the times when 30,000 men were an army, and when campaigns were spent in sieges.

The campaigns of Napoleon, with their atmosphere of glory, illustrate this.

Among them was one which had been out in the campaigns of 1689 (Dundee's), 1715 (Mar's), and in 1745-6.

I subdued them in campaigns in which you took their side in opposition to myself.

Maghazi, 38, 187 (accounts of the Campaigns of Mohammad), xliv.

She had met indifference and ridicule in her campaigns for woman's rights.

He waged war on all sides, and carried on his campaigns for many years.

From them the historian could almost reconstruct the campaigns (p. 038) of the war.

He at once inaugurated two campaigns to be carried on at once.

In conception and execution it was equal to any of Napoleon's campaigns.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "operation of an army in the field," from French campagne "campaign," literally "open country," from Old French champagne "countryside, open country" (suited to military maneuvers), from Late Latin campania "level country" (source of Italian campagna, Spanish campaña, Portuguese campanha), from Latin campus "a field" (see campus). Old armies spent winters in quarters and took to the "open field" to seek battle in summer. Extension of meaning from military to political is American English, 1809.