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crusade against (someone or something)

To strongly oppose someone or something and encourage others to do the same. 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. 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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However, his work goes beyond a simple account of the Crusades "from the other side.
Dr Perry says: "In the short term, the Crusade did not succeed in its stated goal: To reverse the decision of the government and Bank of England to block loans that would have brought a new steelworks to Jarrow.
Ironically, before the closure of Palmer's and the famous crusade, Jarrow had been a relatively prosperous Tyneside town.
He further castigates the fact that modern political leaders in the Muslim world often emphasize the Muslim heroes of the Crusade period as models, using them for their own political goals.
In a second stage of the crusade, BNetzA seeks to execute a map presentation to showcase the anonymized outcomes so users can compare their outcomes all over suppliers.
It is always timely to write about the Crusades because in any public issue involving the Catholic Church, her opponents cite the Crusades to prove that she is wrong, regardless of what the issue is.
The crusades began nearly a thousand years ago -- such distant history often feels as if it could never apply to contemporary times.
Crusade finished sixth behind Hansen in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and ran once last year at three, when last in the Greenlands Stakes.
Natasha Hodgson's article explores an area neglected by both Crusade and Byzantine scholars: how native Christian peoples reacted to the crusaders.
We need investment, planning and an Olympic-style national crusade.
That the Irish trainer has deemed Crusade worthy of taking his chance in the seven-furlong heat could therefore be a tip in itself.
The Pope ordered the crusade in 1209 with support coming from the King of France who wanted to regain control of his country and crush those nobles challenging his power.
It may be significant that the most vivid part of Professor Phillips' narrative is neither the capture of Jerusalem in the First Crusade, nor the often romanticised confrontation of Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, but the siege and sack of Constantinople by the Franks (mainly French and Italian), in the very mercenary Fourth Crusade.
Many people in the Arab world and Iran condemned Bush then when he discussed the response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and told a Pentagon audience, "This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while.