- 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 evangelise
My business seems to be to evangelise,—to be a Presbyter at large.
The way to root out the slave trade is to evangelise the slave trader.Topsy-Turvy Land
Samuel M. Zwemer
And it is this virtue which God uses as His main witness, as His chief instrument, to evangelise the world.
It was in 1219 that St. Francis sent his disciples out to evangelise the world.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church
Alexander Clarence Flick
Bernardino determined by God's help to evangelise his country, and to rescue souls from evil by the winning power of love.Pictures in Umbria
Katharine S. (Katharine Sarah) Macquoid
- 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 evangelise
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.