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cru·sade

 (kro͞o-sād′)
n.
1. often Crusade Any of the military expeditions undertaken by European Christians in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to recover control of the Holy Land from the Muslims.
2. A holy war undertaken with papal sanction.
3. A concerted effort or vigorous movement for a cause or against an abuse: a crusade for literacy; a crusade against drunk driving.
intr.v. cru·sad·ed, cru·sad·ing, cru·sades
To engage in a crusade.

[French croisade and Spanish cruzada, both ultimately from Latin crux, cruc-, cross.]

cru·sad′er n.

crusade

(kruːˈseɪd)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (often capital) any of the military expeditions undertaken in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries by the Christian powers of Europe to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) any holy war undertaken on behalf of a religious cause
3. a vigorous and dedicated action or movement in favour of a cause
vb (intr)
4. to campaign vigorously for something
5. to go on a crusade
[C16: from earlier croisade, from Old French crois cross, from Latin crux; influenced also by Spanish cruzada, from cruzar to take up the cross]
cruˈsader n

cru•sade

(kruˈseɪd)

n., v. -sad•ed, -sad•ing. n.
1. (often cap.) any of the military expeditions undertaken by the Christians of Europe in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims.
2. any war carried on under papal sanction.
3. any vigorous movement on behalf of a cause.
v.i.
4. to go on or engage in a crusade.
[1570–80; earlier croisade < Middle French. See cross, -ade1]
cru•sad′er, n.

crusade


Past participle: crusaded
Gerund: crusading

Imperative
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Present
I crusade
you crusade
he/she/it crusades
we crusade
you crusade
they crusade
Preterite
I crusaded
you crusaded
he/she/it crusaded
we crusaded
you crusaded
they crusaded
Present Continuous
I am crusading
you are crusading
he/she/it is crusading
we are crusading
you are crusading
they are crusading
Present Perfect
I have crusaded
you have crusaded
he/she/it has crusaded
we have crusaded
you have crusaded
they have crusaded
Past Continuous
I was crusading
you were crusading
he/she/it was crusading
we were crusading
you were crusading
they were crusading
Past Perfect
I had crusaded
you had crusaded
he/she/it had crusaded
we had crusaded
you had crusaded
they had crusaded
Future
I will crusade
you will crusade
he/she/it will crusade
we will crusade
you will crusade
they will crusade
Future Perfect
I will have crusaded
you will have crusaded
he/she/it will have crusaded
we will have crusaded
you will have crusaded
they will have crusaded
Future Continuous
I will be crusading
you will be crusading
he/she/it will be crusading
we will be crusading
you will be crusading
they will be crusading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crusading
you have been crusading
he/she/it has been crusading
we have been crusading
you have been crusading
they have been crusading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crusading
you will have been crusading
he/she/it will have been crusading
we will have been crusading
you will have been crusading
they will have been crusading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crusading
you had been crusading
he/she/it had been crusading
we had been crusading
you had been crusading
they had been crusading
Conditional
I would crusade
you would crusade
he/she/it would crusade
we would crusade
you would crusade
they would crusade
Past Conditional
I would have crusaded
you would have crusaded
he/she/it would have crusaded
we would have crusaded
you would have crusaded
they would have crusaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crusade - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular endcrusade - 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"
venture - any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
ad blitz, ad campaign, advertising campaign - an organized program of advertisements
anti-war movement - a campaign against entering or continuing a war
charm campaign - a campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support
consumerism - a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort - a campaign to raise money for some cause
feminist movement, women's lib, women's liberation movement, feminism - the movement aimed at equal rights for women
gay lib, gay liberation movement - the movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression
lost cause - a defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable
reform - a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
war - a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime"
youth crusade, youth movement - political or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people
2.Crusade - 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
expedition, hostile expedition, military expedition - a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
Verb1.crusade - exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or personcrusade - 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"
advertize, advertise, promote, push - make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
2.crusade - go on a crusade; fight a holy war
take the field, campaign - go on a campaign; go off to war

crusade

noun
1. campaign, drive, movement, cause, push a crusade against racism on the football terraces
2. holy war, jihad He was leading a religious crusade that did not respect national boundaries.
verb
1. campaign, fight, push, struggle, lobby, agitate, work a newspaper that has crusaded against drug traffickers

crusade

noun
1. An organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
2. A goal or set of interests served with dedication:
Translations
حَمـلَـة عَنيفَـهحَمْلَـه صليبيّـهيَشتَرِك في حَملَة صَليبَيَّـه
křížová výpravaúčastnit se křížové výpravykampaň
deltage i kampagnekampagnekorstog
cruzadahacer una campaña en pro/contra de algocampaña
kampanjoidaollaristiretkitaistella
keresztes hadjáratkeresztes hadjáratban vesz részt
herferîkrossferîtaka òátt í krossferî eîa herferî
dalyvauti kampanijojedalyvauti kryžiaus žygyjekryžiaus žygiskryžiuotis
kampaņakrusta karšpiedalīties krusta karā/kampaņā
krucjata
križiacka výpravakrižiacke ťaženieviesť ťaženie
križarski pohod
Haçlı SeferiHaçlı Seferine katılmakmücadeleye girişmeksavaş açmak

crusade

[kruːˈseɪd]
A. Ncruzada f (fig) → campaña f, cruzada f
B. VI (fig) to crusade for/against sthhacer una campaña en pro de/en contra de algo

crusade

[kruːˈseɪd]
n
(in history)croisade f
the Crusades → les croisades
(fig)croisade f
a crusade for sth → une croisade pour qch
a crusade against sth → une croisade contre qch
vi (fig) to crusade for sth → mener une croisade pour qch
to crusade against sth → mener une croisade contre qch

crusade

n (Hist, fig) → Kreuzzug m; (= evangelical crusade)Missions- or Glaubensfeldzug m
vi (Hist, fig) → einen Kreuzzug/Kreuzzüge führen; (as evangelist) → missionieren

crusade

[kruːˈseɪd]
1. ncrociata
2. vi (fig) to crusade for/againstfare una crociata per/contro

crusade

(kruːˈseid) noun
1. Medieval wars against the Muslims in the Middle Ages, led by Christian kings.
2. a campaign in support of a good cause. the crusade against cigarette advertising.
verb
to take part in a crusade.
cruˈsader noun
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