|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|