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proselyte

[ pros-uh-lahyt ]
/ 藞pr蓲s 蓹藢la瑟t /
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noun
a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; convert.
verb (used with or without object), pros路e路lyt路ed, pros路e路lyt路ing.
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Origin of proselyte

First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English, from Late Latin pros膿lytus, from Greek (Septuagint) pros岣條ytos, for unattested pros岣條ythos 鈥渘ewcomer, proselyte,鈥 equivalent to pros膿lyth- (suppletive stem of pros茅rchesthai 鈥渢o approach鈥) + -os noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM proselyte

pros路e路lyt路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proselyte

proselyte
/ (藞pr蓲s瑟藢la瑟t) /

noun
a person newly converted to a religious faith or sect; a convert, esp a gentile converted to Judaism
verb
a less common word for proselytize

Derived forms of proselyte

proselytism (藞pr蓲s瑟l瑟藢t瑟z蓹m), nounproselytic (藢pr蓲s瑟藞l瑟t瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for proselyte

C14: from Church Latin pros膿lytus, from Greek pros膿lutos recent arrival, convert, from proserchesthai to draw near
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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