Crusade for

crusade for (someone or something)

To strongly support someone or something and encourage others to do the same. Many people in our small town are crusading for that big construction project because the closest store right now is 10 miles away.
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Crusade for someone or something

to campaign or demonstrate for someone or something. I can hardly crusade for the defeat of a friend. Ed went on a crusade for Eric, hoping to get him elected.
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Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America.
The result was a curious and variable combination of crusade and mission rivaling the complexity of the crusade for Jerusalem.
Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights is the amazing true life story of Clarina I.
The Education Secretary told delegates: "I believe with all my heart that the crusade for genuine educational opportunity throughout life is an inspiring crusade for our party and for our country.
Unfortunately for him, the Slavs did not like slaving and drove the Master Race back to Berlin in their own Crusade for a Communist Workers' Paradise.
The school board allows elementary, middle and high school students to attend the crusade for 90 minutes a day and distributes permission slips for parents to sign, Tracy said she was once given extra schoolwork as punishment for not attending the crusade.
Mr Shiels, who died on Boxing Day, was thought to have been the last living person to have taken part in the famous crusade for jobs.
De Mezieres wanted the two kings to bury their differences and set out on crusade for the East together.