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 (prŏs′ə-lĭ-tĭz′əm, -lī-)
1. The practice of proselytizing.
2. The state of being a proselyte.

pros′e·lyt′i·cal (-lĭt′ĭ-kəl) adj.


(ˈprɒs ə lɪˌtɪz əm, -laɪ-)

1. the act or fact of becoming a proselyte; conversion.
2. the state or condition of a proselyte.
pros`e•lyt′i•cal (-ˈlɪt ɪ kəl) adj.


1. the act of becoming or the condition of being a convert to an opinion, political party, or religious group.
2. an active policy of inviting or persuading converts, especially to a religious position. — proselyte, n. — proselyter, proselytist, n. — proselytize, v. — proselytistic, adj.
See also: Convert
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proselytism - the practice of proselytizing
persuasion, suasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
2.proselytism - the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel
spiritual rebirth, conversion, rebirth - a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life


[ˈprɒsɪlɪtɪzəm] Nproselitismo m
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