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pros·e·ly·tize

 (prŏs′ə-lĭ-tīz′)
v. pros·e·ly·tized, pros·e·ly·tiz·ing, pros·e·ly·tiz·es
v.intr.
1. To attempt to convert someone to one's own religious faith.
2. To attempt to persuade someone to join one's own political party or to espouse one's doctrine.
v.tr.
To convert (a person) from one belief, doctrine, cause, or faith to another.

pros′e·ly·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
pros′e·ly·tiz′er n.

proselytize

(ˈprɒsɪlɪˌtaɪz) or

proselytise

vb
(Ecclesiastical Terms) to convert (someone) from one religious faith to another
ˌproselytiˈzation, ˌproselytiˈsation n
ˈproselytˌizer, ˈproselytˌiser n

pros•e•lyt•ize

(ˈprɒs ə lɪˌtaɪz)

v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
to convert or attempt to convert as a proselyte; recruit.
pros′e•lyt•iz`er, n.

proselytize


Past participle: proselytized
Gerund: proselytizing

Imperative
proselytize
proselytize
Present
I proselytize
you proselytize
he/she/it proselytizes
we proselytize
you proselytize
they proselytize
Preterite
I proselytized
you proselytized
he/she/it proselytized
we proselytized
you proselytized
they proselytized
Present Continuous
I am proselytizing
you are proselytizing
he/she/it is proselytizing
we are proselytizing
you are proselytizing
they are proselytizing
Present Perfect
I have proselytized
you have proselytized
he/she/it has proselytized
we have proselytized
you have proselytized
they have proselytized
Past Continuous
I was proselytizing
you were proselytizing
he/she/it was proselytizing
we were proselytizing
you were proselytizing
they were proselytizing
Past Perfect
I had proselytized
you had proselytized
he/she/it had proselytized
we had proselytized
you had proselytized
they had proselytized
Future
I will proselytize
you will proselytize
he/she/it will proselytize
we will proselytize
you will proselytize
they will proselytize
Future Perfect
I will have proselytized
you will have proselytized
he/she/it will have proselytized
we will have proselytized
you will have proselytized
they will have proselytized
Future Continuous
I will be proselytizing
you will be proselytizing
he/she/it will be proselytizing
we will be proselytizing
you will be proselytizing
they will be proselytizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been proselytizing
you have been proselytizing
he/she/it has been proselytizing
we have been proselytizing
you have been proselytizing
they have been proselytizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been proselytizing
you will have been proselytizing
he/she/it will have been proselytizing
we will have been proselytizing
you will have been proselytizing
they will have been proselytizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been proselytizing
you had been proselytizing
he/she/it had been proselytizing
we had been proselytizing
you had been proselytizing
they had been proselytizing
Conditional
I would proselytize
you would proselytize
he/she/it would proselytize
we would proselytize
you would proselytize
they would proselytize
Past Conditional
I would have proselytized
you would have proselytized
he/she/it would have proselytized
we would have proselytized
you would have proselytized
they would have proselytized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.proselytize - convert to another faith or religion
convert - cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"

proselytize

verb
1. convert, win over, spread the gospel to, evangelize to, make converts of, bring someone into the fold, bring someone to God Christian groups were arrested for trying to proselytize people.
Translations
obracet na víruobrátit na víruzískávat stoupence
bekerenmissionerenwerven

proselytize

[ˈprɒsɪlɪtaɪz]
A. VIganar prosélitos
B. VT [+ person] → convertir

proselytize

[ˈprɒsɪlɪtaɪz] proselytise (British)
vifaire du prosélytisme
vt (= convert) → convertirprose writer nprosateur m

proselytize

vtbekehren

proselytize

[ˈprɒsɪlɪˌtaɪz] vi (frm) → fare del proselitismo
References in classic literature ?
A thousand miles beyond the last mission station toiled her engineers and spies, clad as coolies, under the guise of itinerant merchants or proselytizing Buddhist priests, noting down the horse-power of every waterfall, the likely sites for factories, the heights of mountains and passes, the strategic advantages and weaknesses, the wealth of the farming valleys, the number of bullocks in a district or the number of labourers that could be collected by forced levies.
He called her the victim of slighted love and clever proselytizing.
She mixed up Swedenborg's teachings on angels and departed spirits, on love to one's neighbor and purity of life, with wild fancies, and kindred beliefs of her own; and preached the visionary religious doctrines thus derived, not only in the bailiff's household, but also on proselytizing expeditions to the households of her humble neighbors, far and near.
I must show you what sort of a man it was who had begotten and trained little Arthur, or else you won't believe in him, which I am resolved you shall do; and you won't see how he, the timid, weak boy, had points in him from which the bravest and strongest recoiled, and made his presence and example felt from the first on all sides, unconsciously to himself, and without the least attempt at proselytizing.
The Virginian-Pilot reported that McAuliffe wrote in a veto message that the bill "would seriously undermine the religious freedom of National Guard members by potentially exposing them to sectarian proselytizing.
Summary: Security services spokesman is unable to confirm rumours that Egyptians were Christians, who have often been targeted on charges of proselytizing.
Al-Yakooti mentioned that there is no tendency in South Sudan to coerce the Muslim population there to take on a specific ideology which offers an opportunity for expanding Islamic proselytizing activities there.
Attorneys Perplexed By DOD Statements in Light of 2008 Policy Declaring Proselytizing Is Protected Speech Under Federal Law
There were reports of international aid organisations being falsely accused of -- or affiliated with -- proselytizing.
The document, "Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct" represents the latest attempt to assuage sometimes violent tensions over proselytizing in non-Christian societies.
The Kingdom of Morocco does have strict laws prohibiting all religions, from proselytizing," he explained, stressing that the persons recently expulsed by the Moroccan authorities for proselytizing "had crossed the line and violated the law".
Some religious proselytizing was posted on the city's Web site last week, which is both intolerable and unconstitutional.