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proselytize

[ pros-uh-li-tahyz ]
/ 藞pr蓲s 蓹 l瑟藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with or without object), pros路e路lyt路ized, pros路e路lyt路iz路ing.
to convert or attempt to convert as a proselyte; recruit to a religion or other belief system.

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Also especially British, pros路e路lyt路ise .

Origin of proselytize

First recorded in 1670鈥80; proselyte + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM proselytize

pros路e路lyt路is路tic [pros-uh-li-tis-tik, -lahy-], /藢pr蓲s 蓹 l瑟藞t瑟s t瑟k, -la瑟-/, adjectivepros路e路lyt路i路za路tion [pros-uh-luh-tahy-zey-shuhn], /藢pr蓲s 蓹 l蓹藢ta瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounpros路e路lyt路iz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proselytize

proselytize

proselytise

/ (藞pr蓲s瑟l瑟藢ta瑟z) /

verb
to convert (someone) from one religious faith to another

Derived forms of proselytize

proselytization or proselytisation, nounproselytizer or proselytiser, noun
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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