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crusade against (someone or something)

To strongly oppose someone or something and encourage others to do the same; to fight against someone or something. Many people in our small town are crusading against that big construction project because they feel that we don't need more stores so close to our homes.
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crusade for (someone or something)

To strongly support someone or something and encourage others to do the same; to fight in favor of someone or something. 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 against someone or something

to campaign or demonstrate against someone or something. You are always crusading against one cause or another. Ed started crusading against Eric and the latter threatened suit.
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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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Tracy was the only fourth-grade student in the school in April of 1999 when the other students left to attend the Area Wide Crusade, a revival meeting sponsored by a local Baptist pastor.
When asked whether the President was right to call for a crusade against those responsible for terrorist attacks on the US, Ms Short (Ladywood) said: 'I think that was very unfortunate.
But Gallop is right about one thing: The sexual harassment crusade was intended to be a war against men.
Since then, a grassroots movement of western Christians, primarily from Western Europe and North America, has been retracing the route of the First Crusade, apologizing to Muslims, Jews and eastern Christians for the atrocities committed against their ancestors.
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For the past thirty years Norman Housley has been one of the leading contributors to the burgeoning field of Crusade studies.
The Last Crusade: The Seventh Crusade and the Final Bailie for the.
It was fatally tainted by a prejudiced and famously judgmental view of crusaders, which has been challenged by the past forty years of crusade research.
You're right: The Ninth Crusade, which ended in 1291, is traditionally thought to be the last medieval Christian Crusade against the Muslims in the Holy Land.
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Pope Urban II coordinated the first Crusade with an eye on halting Muslim dominance in the region.
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, he used the word crusade to describe America's reaction to the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the thousands of lost lives.
As Christians we will take up the banner, it will be a crusade against evil.
has criticized education officials for dismissing students to take part in a religious crusade.