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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).


(ˈmɪʃəˌnaɪz) or


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


(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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It's when we get into proselytizing and missionizing where people say, 'this is the only way' that we get into trouble," she says.
In the context of colonial America, these gendered concerns also overlap with racist concerns about missionizing. (31) While diabolical rumors in early modern Europe were always also about religious and racial difference, in Puritan New England, diabolical concerns were specifically overlaid onto Native American groups.
A Northern Plains roach (about 188085), or warrior's headpiece, made of deer and porcupine hair was collected by Reverend Herbert Probert during a missionizing trip to Wyoming in the early 1880s.
(14) In Indian traditions, scholars have undertaken studies of historical apocalyptic movements that emerge out a Christian missionizing context, such as the late nineteenth-century revolt led by Birsa Munda, as well as studies of more contemporary traditions that reflect transnational trends, such as the international movement, promising a coming "new man" and "new millennium," led by Osho (formerly known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh) who maintained an international following even after his failed attempt at creating a new world in rural Oregon.
The organization also warned Israelis of the dangers posed by the group, which operates using deceptive tactics and with missionizing intent.
As several of our writers illustrate, secularism in Africa is complicated by several factors, including the preponderance of missionizing religions as well as the involvement of religious elites in the politics and policymaking of many African states.
Most Hasidic groups retained their focus on exclusivity and segregation while others, particularly Chabad-Lubavitch and Bratslav, developed missionizing ideologies and activities directed to the wider Jewish world.
Even more remarkably, during the centuries of the Reformation it was Catholicism that had by far the greater success in missionizing the world for Christianity.
Included here are intensive interned missionizing efforts, converting, and reforming practices among and between African Christians and Muslims; indeed, one might say that one of the things that Africans learned or appropriated from the colonial encounter was the value and craft of missionizing itself.
The missionizing padre came from the recently established Portuguese base in Manatuto, perhaps suggesting that the violent Topass onslaught did not fail to impress the local Tetun elite (Teix-eira 1957:448).
The second chapter, on 'Cleaving to the Other Side: Conversion to Christianity', presents 'Christian missionizing, the threat of religious conversion, and the extraordinary potential for damage to the Jewish community associated with prominent thirteenth century converts' (p.