crusade Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “crusade” in the English Dictionary

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uk   us   /kruːˈseɪd/
[C] a ​long and ​determinedattempt to ​achieve something that you ​believe in ​strongly: They have ​long been ​involved in a crusade forracialequality. a moral crusade againstdrugs [C often plural] (also Crusade) one of the ​religiouswars (= crusades)fought by Christians, ​mostly against Muslims in Palestine, in the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 17th ​centuries

crusadeverb [I]

uk   us   /kruːˈseɪd/
to make an ​effort to ​achieve something that you ​believe in ​strongly: She crusaded againstsex and ​violence on ​television.
(Definition of crusade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crusadenoun [C]

 us   /kruˈseɪd/
a ​long and ​determinedattempt to ​achieve something you ​stronglybelieve in: She’s ​involved in the crusade for ​racialequality.The Crusades world history The Crusades were a ​series of ​wars in the 11th, 12th, and 13th ​centuriesfought between Christians from Europe and ​Muslims in the ​region around the ​eastern Mediterranean Sea.
verb [I]  us   /kruˈseɪd/
He crusaded ​tirelessly for ​civilrights.
noun [C]  us   /kruˈseɪ·dər/
a crusader for ​socialjustice
(Definition of crusade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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