Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crusade

2 senses of crusade

Sense 1
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort -- (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")
       => venture -- (any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome)

Sense 2
Crusade -- (any 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)
       => expedition, military expedition, hostile expedition -- (a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crusade

2 senses of crusade

Sense 1
crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate -- (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")
       => advertise, advertize, promote, push -- (make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops")

Sense 2
crusade -- (go on a crusade; fight a holy war)
       => campaign, take the field -- (go on a campaign; go off to war)

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