Crusade - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kruːˈseɪd|  American pronunciation of the word crusade
Brit.  |kruːˈseɪd|  British pronunciation of the word crusade


- a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end (syn: campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement)
- 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


- 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 (syn: agitate, campaign, fight, press, push)
- go on a crusade; fight a holy war

Extra examples

...a grassroots crusade for spending more money on our public schools...

Many women are crusading for improvements in the sexual equality laws.

He seems to be running a one-man crusade against cigarette smoking.

He continued to crusade for free education for all.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: crusade
he/she/it: crusades
present participle: crusading
past tense: crusaded
past participle: crusaded
singular: crusade
plural: crusades
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