Dictionary.com

proselyte

[ pros-uh-lahyt ]
/ 藞pr蓲s 蓹藢la瑟t /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: proselyte / proselyted / proselyting on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can鈥檛 figure out _____ gave me this gift.

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

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
FEEDBACK