verb (used with or without object), pros·e·lyt·ized, pros·e·lyt·iz·ing.
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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