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English noun: crusade

1. crusade (act) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymscampaign, cause, drive, effort, movement


Broader (hypernym)venture


Narrower (hyponym)ad blitz, ad campaign, advertising campaign, anti-war movement, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, charm campaign, consumerism, electioneering, feminism, feminist movement, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, gay lib, gay liberation movement, lost cause, political campaign, reform, war, women's lib, women's liberation movement, youth crusade, youth movement

2. Crusade (act) 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


Broader (hypernym)expedition, hostile expedition, military expedition


Instance hyponymFifth Crusade, First Crusade, Fourth Crusade, Second Crusade, Seventh Crusade, Sixth Crusade, Third Crusade


English verb: crusade

1. crusade (social) 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


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


Synonymsagitate, campaign, fight, press, push


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)advertise, advertize, promote, push


Verb groupadvertise, advertize, promote, push

2. crusade (competition) go on a crusade; fight a holy war


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)campaign, take the field









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