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[pros-uh-li-tiz-uh m, -lahy-]
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  1. the act or fact of becoming a proselyte; conversion.
  2. the state or condition of a proselyte.
  3. the practice of making proselytes.
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Origin of proselytism

First recorded in 1650–60; proselyte + -ism
Related formspros·e·lyt·i·cal [pros-uh-lit-i-kuh l] /ˌprɒs əˈlɪt ɪ kəl/, adjective
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Related Words for proselytism

hype, indoctrination, publicity, disinformation, training, instruction, learning, teaching, literacy, tutoring, scholarship, coaching, apprenticeship, discipline, information, science, study, schooling, improvement, culture

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Word Origin and History for proselytism


1650s, from proselyte + -ism.

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