lobby lobby 2 verb lobbied PTandPP [intransitive, transitive]
to try to persuade a government that a particular law or situation should be changed:

• The financial community is expected to continue lobbying Congress to introduce new legislation.

lobby against

• Industrialists are already lobbying against the reforms.

lobby for

• Small firms are lobbying for a change to the law.

— lobbying noun [uncountable] :

• The decision followed intense lobbying by banks.

• The industry launched a huge lobbying campaign to persuade the government to change its mind.

• The corporation hired a lobbying firm to put its case to government.

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lobbying UK US /ˈlɒbiɪŋ/ noun [U] GOVERNMENT
the activity of trying to persuade someone in authority, usually an elected member of a government, to support laws or rules that give your organization or industry an advantage: »

In her speech she stressed that she is not involved in the firm's lobbying of Congress.

lobbying against/for sth »

This week, a coalition of unions, religious groups and liberal advocacy organizations will officially begin its lobbying for a higher minimum wage.

extensive/fierce/intense lobbying »

There was intense lobbying against the measures by drug companies.

lobbying effort/campaign/activity »

Lobbying efforts by high-powered tech firms turned former supporters of the bill against it.


lobbying firm/group/organization


lobbying costs/fees/expenditure

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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