[ 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.
Also especially British, e·van·ge·lise.

Origin of evangelize

1350–1400; Middle English evangelisen < Late Latin evangelizāre < Late Greek euangelízein. See evangel1, -ize

Related forms

e·van·ge·li·za·tion, noune·van·ge·liz·er, nounun·e·van·ge·lized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for evangelize



/ (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

evangelization or evangelisation, nounevangelizer or evangeliser, noun
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