v. mis·sion·ized, mis·sion·iz·ing, mis·sion·iz·es
To do missionary work.
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).
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(ˈmɪʃəˌnaɪz) or


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

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.i.
1. to conduct missionary work.
2. to conduct missionary work in or among.
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While Hamburg addresses Pososhkov's religious intolerance toward non-Christians in his own country, he overlooks what is actually new in Pososhkov's text: namely, that in linking Russian identity with Orthodoxy, Pososhkov concludes that the Russian state not only should missionize but also "Russianize" (obruset ') its non-Christian subjects.
But she tells Jewish friends that Catholics today are committed to interfaith dialogue for its own sake, rather than to missionize to Jews.
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just a subterfuge to "missionize" Muslims--now a half century after Vatican II.
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If it continues to nurture stereotypes and hatred of Jews--or if it misuses these more positive views of Christianity in order to missionize Jews--then it proves that Jesus was a false messiah after all.