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CRUSADE





Definition:

  1. [noun] a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
    Synonyms: campaign, cause, drive, movement, effort

  2. [noun] any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11-13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
    Synonyms: Crusade

  3. [verb] exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
    Synonyms: fight, press, campaign, push, agitate

  4. [verb] go on a crusade; fight a holy war

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