- to preach the gospel to.
- to convert to Christianity.
- to preach the gospel; act as an evangelist.
Origin of evangelize
Examples from the Web for evangelize
His bid quickly floundered; memorable only for his promise to try to evangelize Chuck Schumer if elected to the Senate.The Bizarro World Of Iowa’s GOP Convention
June 23, 2014
Bush will come on TV to talk about anything—even inane stuff like Cinco de Mayo parades—in order to evangelize for the GOP.A Bush Goes to War
October 25, 2009
Again, Do we give as much as we ought to evangelize the heathen?Thoughts on Missions
To attempt to evangelize them was to fly in the face of Providence.The Bridge of the Gods
Frederic Homer Balch
There is no way to lift Europe so fast as to evangelize her sons who come to us.The Minute Man of the Frontier
W. G. Puddefoot
I would go forth, methought, at once, and evangelize the whole of Flatland.Flatland
Edwin Abbott Abbott
And this is the mode of colonizationists to evangelize Africa!Thoughts on African Colonization
William Lloyd Garrison
- to preach the Christian gospel or a particular interpretation of it (to)
- (intr) to advocate a cause with the object of making converts
Word Origin and History for evangelize
late 14c., from Old French evangeliser "to spread or preach the Gospel," and directly from Medieval Latin or Late Latin evangelizare, from Greek euangelizesthai (see evangelist). Related: Evangelized; evangelizing; evangelization.