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Definition 1: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end - [noun denoting act]

Samples where crusade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for crusade in the sense of this definition

(crusade is a kind of ...) any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

(... is a kind of crusade ) a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious

"the war on poverty" "the war against crime"

(... is a kind of crusade ) a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices

"the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"

(... is a kind of crusade ) a defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable

(... is a kind of crusade ) the movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression

(... is a kind of crusade ) the movement aimed at equal rights for women

(... is a kind of crusade ) a campaign to raise money for some cause

(... is a kind of crusade ) the campaign of a candidate to be elected

(... is a kind of crusade ) a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers

(... is a kind of crusade ) a campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support

(... is a kind of crusade ) a campaign against entering or continuing a war

(... is a kind of crusade ) an organized program of advertisements

(... is a kind of crusade ) political or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people

Definition 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 - [noun denoting act]

(crusade is a kind of ...) a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country

(... is an instance of crusade) a Crusade from 1096 to 1099; captured Jerusalem and created a theocracy there

(... is an instance of crusade) a Crusade from 1145 to 1147 that failed because of internal disagreements among the crusaders and led to the loss of Jerusalem in 1187

(... is an instance of crusade) a Crusade from 1189 to 1192 led by Richard I and the king of France that failed because an army torn by dissensions and fighting on foreign soil could not succeed against forces united by religious zeal

(... is an instance of crusade) a Crusade from 1202 to 1204 that was diverted into a battle for Constantinople and failed to recapture Jerusalem

(... is an instance of crusade) a Crusade under papal control from 1218 to 1221 that achieved military victories but failed when dissension arose over accepting the terms they had been offered

(... is an instance of crusade) a Crusade from 1228 to 1229 led by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II who fell ill and was excommunicated by the Pope; by negotiation Frederick II was able to crown himself king of Jerusalem

(... is an instance of crusade) a Crusade initiated in 1248 after the loss of Jerusalem in 1244 and defeated in 1249

Definition 3: go on a crusade; fight a holy war - [verb of competition]

(crusade is a kind of ...) go on a campaign; go off to war

Samples where crusade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The liberal party pushed for reforms
  • She is crusading for women's rights
  • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Synonyms for crusade in the sense of this definition

(crusade has a similar meaning as ...) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

"The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model" "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

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