lobby verb

ADV. actively, hard | successfully

PREP. against Head teachers have been lobbying hard against education cuts. | for The group successfully lobbied for changes in the law. | on behalf of The organization has been set up to lobby the government on behalf of all the people who have lost their pensions.

PHRASES intense/intensive lobbying The decision followed months of intense lobbying of UN officials. | political lobbying The group achieved its aims after months of political lobbying.