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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.
Many peasants, as well as soldiers, fought and died in the Crusades.
definition 2: a fight against something considered evil.
The police organized a crusade against drugs.
similar words:
campaign
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part of speech: verb
inflections: crusades, crusading, crusaded
definition: to take part in a crusade.
Many women crusaded to be allowed to vote.
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derivation: crusader (n.)
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