[ ih-van-juh-lahyz ]
/ ɪˈvæn dʒəˌlaɪz /
verb (used with object), e·van·ge·lized, e·van·ge·liz·ing.
to preach the gospel to.
to convert to Christianity.
verb (used without object), e·van·ge·lized, e·van·ge·liz·ing.
to preach the gospel; act as an evangelist.
Words nearby evangelize
Also especially British, e·van·ge·lise.
Origin of evangelize
OTHER WORDS FROM evangelizee·van·ge·li·za·tion, noune·van·ge·liz·er, nounun·e·van·ge·lized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for evangelising
He had evidently been thinking for months about the possibility of evangelising the town.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)|Thomas M. Lindsay
Reference has already been made to the evangelising expedition from Tauranga into this country.A History of the English Church in New Zealand|Henry Thomas Purchas
Now I was hot with the evangelising passion of a young disciple.The Jervaise Comedy|J. D. Beresford
British Dictionary definitions for evangelising
/ (ɪˈvændʒɪˌlaɪz) /
to preach the Christian gospel or a particular interpretation of it (to)
(intr) to advocate a cause with the object of making converts
Derived forms of evangelizeevangelization or evangelisation, nounevangelizer or evangeliser, noun
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