Translation of crusade in Spanish:


cruzada, n.

Pronunciation /kruˈseɪd/ /kruːˈseɪd/

See Spanish definition of cruzada


  • 1also Crusade

    cruzada feminine
    campaña feminine
    • Medieval England was to gain a great deal from the Crusades.
    • Saladin and Richard the Lionheart are two names that tend to dominate the Crusades.
    • The first Crusade took three years to reach the Holy Land.
    • Misconceptions about the Crusades are all too common.
    • The Crusades weigh heavily on the Arab world as well.
    • After the Mamluks took Jerusalem in 1244 AD, Louis announced his Crusade.
    • The Crusade had been launched by Pope Urban II in 1095.
    • The Sixth Crusade was led by Emperor Frederick II.
  • 2

    cruzada feminine
    a crusade against/for sth una cruzada / campaña contra algo/a favor de algo
    • A civil servant has vowed to carry on her crusade against crime despite becoming the victim of a hate campaign.
    • While urging the authorities to find more resources to fix up our schools, our political representatives ought to be leading the crusade against vandalism.
    • The crusade against child obesity is likely to produce, not healthy outcomes, but miserable children and anxious parents and epidemics of dieting and eating disorders.
    • Nonetheless, I'm somewhat sympathetic to their crusade against horrible animal living conditions.
    • In this regard, he is not an armchair liberal, his crusade against hatred, neo-Nazism etc seems to be an integral part of his public identity.
    • We all need to support the crusade against corruption.
    • His crusade against greyness is in part a response to his experience of Czechoslovakia which, as a dual passport holder, he left for London in 1968.
    • His crusade against the government apathy towards ex-soldiers and their families is continuing even at the age of 81.
    • Schools across the country have joined the crusade against violence.
    • His crusade against redundancy and overspending in government seemed fuelled by an overriding concern for the common good.
    • The grandfather of a teenage boy who died after inhaling an aerosol is now committed to a life-saving crusade against solvent abuse.
    • Town leaders are calling for a crusade against television programmes they claim are eroding moral values.
    • After 1945, World War II was conceptualized here as a crusade against absolutism and intolerance.
    • Our specialized insights and practices are crucial in the national crusade for health.
    • In addition, more elaborate evangelism programs, such as the multi-day, outdoor crusades, are rarely held because of prompting from leaders in the church administration.
    • Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, hundreds of thousands of people made ‘decisions’ for Christ at various evangelistic crusades and festivals.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    to crusade (against/for sth) hacer una cruzada / campaña (contra algo/a favor de algo)
    • She said that, as somebody who has been crusading to get insurance premiums down for drivers under 25, she was appalled at such comments.
    • He was a pioneer conservationist, crusading to save Georgian London from the developers and responsible for saving Carlton House Terrace.
    • You're crusading against a lot of the violence that some of the other hip-hop artists celebrate.
    • But it still strikes me as a bizarre issue to be crusading on behalf of.
    • He was ridiculed and reviled, but this did not deter him for one second from crusading on behalf of society's outcasts.
    • Why is it left to this small public company to be crusading in this area against the establishment?
    • And, it seems, that for all his crusading on behalf of workers, he isn't the best boss to work for.
    • Were my grandparents secretly crusading to end world hunger?
    • And he is crusading to force brokers to reveal how they are paid to sell certain funds.
    • The result was that Europe quickly lost its taste for crusading.
    • Mostly, crusading politicians get frustrated and give up or learn the ropes and work within the existing system.
    • Activist movements led by adult adoptees have crusaded against the ‘secrets and lies’ of confidential adoption.
    • The newspaper crusaded against emancipation in the months leading up to the draft riots.
    • He's devoted years of thought and action to foreign policy, and in decades past has courageously crusaded against national security corruption, including the CIA's connection to contra supporters involved with drug dealing.
    • He has crusaded ceaselessly against welfare recipients, eventually gaining national renown by time-limiting their eligibility for support.
    • Before the election, the local media successfully crusaded for change in government policy that would provide free antiretroviral treatment to the poor.
    • He changed the position of the Catholic church on the death penalty, and he crusaded against the death penalty.
    • He crusaded for free food stamps to combat hunger and malnutrition in children.
    • True, they crusaded to take women out of politics, but they did so in order to open up other areas of public life to women.