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verb (used with or without object), pros·e·lyt·ized, pros·e·lyt·iz·ing.
- to convert or attempt to convert as a proselyte; recruit.
Also especially British, pros·e·lyt·ise.Related formspros·e·lyt·is·tic [pros-uh-li-tis-tik, -lahy-] /ˌprɒs ə lɪˈtɪs tɪk, -laɪ-/, adjectivepros·e·lyt·i·za·tion, nounpros·e·lyt·iz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proselytising
Derived Formsproselytization or proselytisation, nounproselytizer or proselytiser, noun
- to convert (someone) from one religious faith to another
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Word Origin and History for proselytising
1670s, "to make proselytes," from proselyte + -ize. Related: Proselytized; proselytizing.
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