1. [ noun ] a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
Synonyms: cause campaign drive movement effort

"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"

Related terms: venture campaigning advertising_campaign reform war fund-raising_campaign gay_liberation_movement anti-war_movement consumerism ecumenical_movement feminist_movement lost_cause youth_movement force repel drive
2. [ noun ] (military,Christianity,Islam) 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
Related terms: expedition Third_Crusade Seventh_Crusade Fourth_Crusade Fifth_Crusade Sixth_Crusade Second_Crusade First_Crusade
3. [ verb ] (politics) 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
Synonyms: fight campaign agitate press push

"The liberal party pushed for reforms" "She is crusading for women's rights"

Related terms: advertise advertize advertise campaign push reformer
4. [ verb ] go on a crusade; fight a holy war
Related terms: campaign
Similar spelling:   crusader