HyperDic: crusade

English > 4 senses of the word crusade / Crusade:
NOUNactcrusade, campaign, cause, drive, movement, efforta series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
actCrusadeany of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
VERBsocialcrusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitateexert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person
competitioncrusadego on a crusade
crusade / Crusade > pronunciation
Soundskruwsey'd
Rhymesaccolade ... wade / Wade: 90 rhymes with eyd...
English > crusade: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.
Synonymscampaign, cause, drive, movement, effort
Narroweradvertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitzAn organized program of advertisements
anti-war movementA campaign against entering or continuing a war
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaignThe campaign of a candidate to be elected
charm campaignA campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support
consumerismA movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers
feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's libThe movement aimed at equal rights for women
fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effortA campaign to raise money for some cause
gay liberation movement, gay libThe movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression
lost causeA defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable
reformA campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
warA concerted campaign to end something that is injurious
youth movement, youth crusadePolitical or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people
BroaderventureAny venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
Spanishcampaña, causa, cometido, cruzada, empeño, misión, movimiento
Catalancampanya, causa, moviment
Verbscrusadeexert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person
English > Crusade: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAny of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims.
InstancesFifth CrusadeA Crusade under papal control from 1218 to 1221 that achieved military victories but failed when dissension / dissension arose over accepting the terms they had been offered
First CrusadeA Crusade from 1096 to 1099
Fourth CrusadeA Crusade from 1202 to 1204 that was diverted into a battle for Constantinople and failed to recapture Jerusalem
Second CrusadeA Crusade from 1145 to 1147 that failed because of internal disagreements among the crusaders and led to the loss of Jerusalem in 1187
Seventh CrusadeA Crusade initiated in 1248 after the loss of Jerusalem in 1244 and defeated in 1249
Sixth CrusadeA Crusade from 1228 to 1229 led by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II who fell ill and was excommunicated by the Pope
Third CrusadeA Crusade from 1189 to 1192 led by Richard I and the king of France that failed because an army torn by dissensions / dissensions and fighting on foreign soil could not succeed against forces united by religious zeal
Broaderexpedition, military expedition, hostile expeditionA military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
Spanishcruzada
Catalancreuada, croada
Verbscrusadego on a crusade
English > crusade: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningExert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsfight, press, campaign, push, agitate
Broaderadvertise, advertize, promote, pushmake publicity for
Similar toadvertise, advertize, promote, pushmake publicity for
Spanishagitar, cruzar, hacer campaña, pulsar
Nounscrusadea series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
crusadera disputant who advocates reform
English > crusade: 4 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaninggo on a crusade; fight a holy war.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Broadercampaign, take the fieldgo on a campaign
NounsCrusadeany of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
Crusadera warrior who engages in a holy war

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