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crusade

 
Noun crusade has 2 senses
  1. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort - 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 the war effort"
    --1 is a kind of venture
    --1 has particulars:
     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
    Derived form: verb crusade1
  2. Crusade - 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
    --2 is a kind of
    expedition, military expedition, hostile expedition
    --2 has particulars:
     First Crusade; Second Crusade; Third Crusade; Fourth Crusade; Fifth Crusade; Sixth Crusade; Seventh Crusade
    Derived form: verb crusade2
Verb crusade has 2 senses
  1. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate - 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 favorite candidate"
    --1 is one way to advertise, advertize, promote, push
    Derived forms: noun crusade1, noun crusader1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. crusade - go on a crusade; fight a holy war
    --2 is one way to
    campaign, take the field
    Derived forms: noun Crusade2, noun crusader2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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