missionize

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mis·sion·ize

 (mĭsh′ə-nīz′)
v. mis·sion·ized, mis·sion·iz·ing, mis·sion·iz·es
v.intr.
To do missionary work.
v.tr.
1. To perform missionary work in or among.
2. To bring under the influence or control of a mission: "Eastern Apaches in what is now Texas were even missionized—briefly—in the eighteenth century" (William Brandon).

missionize

(ˈmɪʃəˌnaɪz) or

missionise

vb (intr)
to work as a missionaryto undertake missionary work

mis•sion•ize

(ˈmɪʃ əˌnaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.i.
1. to conduct missionary work.
v.t.
2. to conduct missionary work in or among.
References in periodicals archive ?
Rather, the church missionizes because she is missionary in nature.
81) God creates and missionizes from his overflowing fullness, freedom and love but we naturally tend toward destruction and self-aggrandisement, as we are finite and naturally bound by sin and selfishness.
As such, we ought not to missionize merely from command, (74) but our movement away from ourselves to the world is but an expression of our identity as God-related (ecstatic and other-centred), Christ-like (obedient) and Spirit-filled (yet free).