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crusadenoun

uk   /kruːˈseɪd/ us   /kruːˈseɪd/
[C] a long and determined attempt to achieve something that you believe in strongly: They have long been involved in a crusade for racial equality. a moral crusade against drugs
[C often plural] also Crusade one of the religious wars (= crusades) fought by Christians, mostly against Muslims in Palestine, in the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 17th centuries

crusadeverb [I]

uk   /kruːˈseɪd/ us   /kruːˈseɪd/
to make an effort to achieve something that you believe in strongly: She crusaded against sex 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 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
(Definition of crusade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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