A crusade for literacy; a crusade against drunk driving.
An example of a crusade is a rebellion against an evil leader.
An example of to crusade is to fight for equal rights for women.
During the crusades, many Muslims and Christians and Jews were slaughtered.
A crusade against drug abuse.
He crusaded against similar injustices for the rest of his life.
- a series of military expeditions undertaken chiefly by European Christians from the 11th to the end of the 13th cent. to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims
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Origin of crusade
- French croisade Spanish cruzada both ultimately from Latin crux cruc- cross
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition