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English definition of “crusade”

crusade

verb [I]     /kruːˈseɪd/
to make an effort to achieve something that you believe in strongly : She crusaded against sex and violence on television .Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting crusader     /-ˈseɪ.dər/ US  /-ˈseɪ.dɚ/ noun [C] He caught the public imagination as a crusader against corruption .Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believersSoldiers in the past
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