verb (used without object), cru·sad·ed, cru·sad·ing.
Origin of crusade
Related formscru·sad·er, nounnon·cru·sad·ing, adjectivepost-Cru·sade, adjectivepre-Cru·sade, adjective
Examples from the Web for crusade
A crusade is based on the spirit of the people, and the will of volunteers.
Within days of 9/11 he was talking about a “crusade” to avenge the blow, without realizing how freighted that word was.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab|Clive Irving|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Seventeen years after giving birth to The Daily Show, comedian Lizz Winstead is on a crusade for lady parts.'Daily Show' Creator Lizz Winstead Is the Queen of Calling Bullshit|Caitlin Dickson|December 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This, after two dozen of them said they were against Ted Cruz and his defunding Obamacare crusade.
The inspiration for the crusade struck her in November 2010, at the funeral of her old boss from Right to Life, recalls Porter.Janet Folger Porter, Abortion Warrior, on Her Heartbeat Crusade|Michelle Cottle|July 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nor did the success of Henry's first crusade encourage him to persist in similar efforts.Henry VIII.|A. F. Pollard
It is not a conflict of argument or reason, so much as a crusade against habit and prejudice.
The conquest is shown to be a war of adventurers, a crusade of buccaneers, who wanted only gold.Children's Stories in American Literature, 1660-1860|Henrietta Christian Wright
What is the real meaning of the anti-National crusade; what the certain outcome of it?The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
I'm going to send you down the gangway when you go ashore to this crusade—properly absolved by your Church.Tell England|Ernest Raymond