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mis·sion·ar·y

 (mĭsh′ə-nĕr′ē)
n. pl. mis·sion·ar·ies
1. One who is sent on a mission, especially one sent to do religious or charitable work in a territory or foreign country.
2. One who attempts to persuade or convert others to a particular program, doctrine, or set of principles; a propagandist.
adj.
1. Of or relating to missions or missionaries.
2. Engaged in the activities of a mission or missionary.
3. Tending to propagandize or use insistent persuasion: missionary fervor.
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missionary

(ˈmɪʃənərɪ)
n, pl -aries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a member of a religious mission
adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to missionaries: missionary work.
2. resulting from a desire to convert people to one's own beliefs: missionary zeal.
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mis•sion•ar•y

(ˈmɪʃ əˌnɛr i)

n., pl. -ar•ies,
adj. n. Also, mis′sion•er.
1. a person sent by a church into an area to carry on religious or humanitarian work.
2. a person who attempts to persuade or convert others.
adj.
3. pertaining to religious missions.
4. characteristic of a missionary.
[1635–45; < New Latin missiōnārius. See mission, -ary]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.missionary - someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or programmissionary - someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
instructor, teacher - a person whose occupation is teaching
Cyril, Saint Cyril, St. Cyril - Greek missionary; the invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is attributed to him (826-869)
2.missionary - someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign countrymissionary - someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
Adj.1.missionary - relating to or connected to a religious mission
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missionary

noun evangelist, preacher, apostle, converter, propagandist, proselytizer He plays the part of a missionary who meets a woman of doubtful morals.
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missionary

noun
A person doing religious or charitable work in a foreign country:
adjective
Of missionaries or their work:
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Translations
مبشرمُبَشِّرٌمُرْسَل، مُبَشِّر ديني
misionář
missionær
lähetyssaarnaaja
misionar
misszionárius
trúboîi
宣教師
선교사
misijonar
missionär
หมอสอนศาสนา
người truyền giáo

missionary

[ˈmɪʃənrɪ]
A. N (Rel) → misionero/a m/f
B. CPD missionary position N (hum) → postura f del misionero
missionary society Nsociedad f misionera
missionary zeal Nfervor m apostólico
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missionary

[ˈmɪʃənəri] nmissionnaire m/fmissionary position nposition f du missionnairemission control ncentre m de missionmission statement n [business, company] → déclaration f de mission
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missionary

nMissionar(in) m(f)
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missionary

[ˈmɪʃnrɪ] n (Rel) → missionario/a
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mission

(ˈmiʃən) noun
1. a purpose for which a person or group of people is sent. His mission was to seek help.
2. the purpose for which (one feels) one was born. He regards it as his mission to help the cause of world peace.
3. a group of people sent to have political and/or business discussions. a Chinese trade mission.
4. a place where missionaries live.
5. a group of missionaries. a Catholic mission.
ˈmissionaryplural ˈmissionaries noun
a person who is sent to teach and spread a particular religion.
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missionary

مُبَشِّرٌ misionář missionær Missionar ιεραποστόλος misionero lähetyssaarnaaja missionnaire misionar missionario 宣教師 선교사 missionaris misjonær misjonarz missionário миссионер missionär หมอสอนศาสนา misyoner người truyền giáo 传教士
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