English noun: crusade
|1.||crusade (act) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end|
|Samples||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||campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement|
|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 hyponym||Fifth 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|
|Samples||The liberal party pushed for reforms.|
She is crusading for women's rights.
The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate.
|Synonyms||agitate, campaign, fight, press, push|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||advertise, advertize, promote, push|
|Verb group||advertise, advertize, promote, push|
|2.||crusade (competition) go on a crusade; fight a holy war|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||campaign, take the field|