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crusade

cru·sade

crusade

 
 
pronunciation:
kru seId
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often capitalized) any of the wars between European Catholics and Middle Eastern Muslims between 1095 and 1291. During these wars, the Catholics tried to take territory away from the Muslims.
definition 2: a fight against something considered evil.
The police organized a crusade against drugs.
similar words:
campaign, mission
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: crusaded, crusades, crusading
definition: to take part in a crusade.
Many women crusaded to be allowed to vote.
derivation: crusader (n.)
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