- to convert or attempt to convert as a proselyte; recruit.
Also especially British, pros·e·lyt·ise.
Origin of proselytize
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Related Words for proselytizerevangelist, pastor, preacher, messenger, clergy, teacher, proponent, apostle, missioner, promoter, herald, propagandist, minister, converter, revivalist, champion, advocate, companion, pioneer, follower
- to convert (someone) from one religious faith to another
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1811, agent noun from proselytize.
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