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  Definition of Crusade
  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
  2. any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11-13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
  3. go on a crusade; fight a holy war
  4. 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 fa
Similar Words: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort, fight, press, push, agitate

 

Hyponyms: advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz, anti-war movement, consumerism, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign, ecumenical movement, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's lib, gay liberation movement, gay lib, lost cause, reform, war, youth movement, youth crusade, First Crusade, Second Crusade, Third Crusade, Fourth Crusade, Fifth Crusade, Sixth Crusade, Seventh Crusade

 

Grouped Verbs: advertise, advertize, promote, push

 

Derivational Morphology: drive, get, aim, tug, labor, labour, push, repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat back, force, ram, crusade, fight, press, campaign, agitate, crusader, energy, get-up-and-go, cause, movement, effort, champion, fighter, hero, paladin, reformer, reformist, meliorist

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: حرب صليبية   Catalan: creuada and croada  
Danish: korstog   Dutch: kruistocht  
Esperanto: krucmilito   Estonian: ristisõda  
Finnish: ristiretki   French: croisade  
German: Kreuzzug   Hebrew: מסע צלב  
Hungarian: kereszteshadjárat   Italian: crociata  
Maltese: krusadi   Norwegian: korstog  
Polish: krucjata   Romanian: cruciadă  
Russian: крестовый поход   Slovak: križiak  
Spanish: cruzada   Swedish: korståg  
Turkish: haclilar  
 
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