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crusade

noun [C]  us   /kruˈseɪd/
a long and determined attempt to achieve something you strongly believe in: She’s involved in the crusade for racial equality.The Crusades world history The Crusades were a series of wars in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries fought between Christians from Europe and Muslims in the region around the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
crusade
verb [I]  us   /kruˈseɪd/
He crusaded tirelessly for civil rights.
crusader
noun [C]  us   /kruˈseɪ·dər/
a crusader for social justice
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