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 crusaded
But it was Carter who first crusaded for the U.S. to wean itself off of its dependence on oil.Carter in Oscarland: The Rehabilitation of the 39th President|Douglas Brinkley|February 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Never mind Keynes; Milton Friedman had crusaded against this kind of thinking.
Poor man, he had crusaded in Preussen in a brilliant manner, being fond of fighting.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol, II. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
It is high time that civilians awakened to the dangers surrounding them and crusaded against them in a proper manner.Damaged Goods|Upton Sinclair
He says, however, that he deserves no credit for it, but crusaded because he enjoyed the struggle.Cox--The Man|Roger W. Babson
Frederick II was not only crusaded against, but excommunicated—without visible injury.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells