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Meaning & Definition of Crusade in English

English

Crusade

/krused/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • campaign
  • ,
  • cause
  • ,
  • crusade
  • ,
  • drive
  • ,
  • movement
  • ,
  • effort

2. Any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when christian powers of europe tried to recapture the holy land from the muslims

    synonym:
  • Crusade

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • crusade
  • ,
  • fight
  • ,
  • press
  • ,
  • campaign
  • ,
  • push
  • ,
  • agitate

2. Go on a crusade

  • Fight a holy war
    synonym:
  • crusade