[ ih-van-juh-lahyz ]
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verb (used with object),e·van·ge·lized, e·van·ge·liz·ing.
  1. to preach the gospel to.

  2. to convert to Christianity.

verb (used without object),e·van·ge·lized, e·van·ge·liz·ing.
  1. to preach the gospel; act as an evangelist.

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Origin of evangelize

1350–1400; Middle English evangelisen<Late Latin evangelizāre<Late Greek euangelízein.See evangel1, -ize
  • Also especially British, e·van·ge·lise .

Other words from evangelize

  • e·van·ge·li·za·tion, noun
  • e·van·ge·liz·er, noun
  • un·e·van·ge·lized, adjective

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How to use evangelize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for evangelize



/ (ɪˈvændʒɪˌlaɪz) /

  1. to preach the Christian gospel or a particular interpretation of it (to)

  2. (intr) to advocate a cause with the object of making converts

Derived forms of evangelize

  • evangelization or evangelisation, noun
  • evangelizer or evangeliser, noun

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