English - Vietnamese Dictionary
crusade /kru:'seid/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (sử học) cuộc viễn chinh chữ thập (ở Châu âu)
- chiến dịch; cuộc vận động lớn
- a crusade in favour of birth-control: cuộc vận động sinh đẻ có kế hoạch
+a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
+any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
+exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
+go on a crusade; fight a holy war
Advanced English Dictionary
1 campaign, expedition, holy war; jihad or jehad:
He joined the crusade against the Saracens.
2 campaign, war, battle; take up a cause, lobby, fight:
She is crusading for equal rights for women.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 (for / against sth)
(to do sth) a long and determined effort to achieve sth that you believe to be right or to stop sth that you believe to be wrong: to lead a crusade against crime + a moral crusade + a crusade to give terminally ill people the right to die
2 (sometimes Crusade) any of the wars fought in Palestine by European Christian countries against the Muslims in the Middle Ages
+ verb [V] to make a long and determined effort to achieve sth that you believe to be right or to stop sth you believe to be wrong
great | moral, personal
VERB + CRUSADE
embark on, launch, mount
The charity tonight launched its great crusade against homelessness.
| be engaged in, carry out, conduct, join
She seems to be carrying out a personal crusade to stop this building work.
on a ~
He is on a crusade to take the church to the people.
| ~ against
urging parents to join a crusade against crime
| ~ for
For 23 years he led a crusade for peace.
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