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v. pros·e·ly·tized, pros·e·ly·tiz·ing, pros·e·ly·tiz·es
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.
To convert (a person) from one belief, doctrine, cause, or faith to another.
pros′e·ly·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) to convert (someone) from one religious faith to another
ˌproselytiˈzation, ˌproselytiˈsation n
ˈproselytˌizer, ˈproselytˌiser n
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pros•e•lyt•ize(ˈprɒs ə lɪˌtaɪz)
v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
to convert or attempt to convert as a proselyte; recruit.
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Past participle: proselytized
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|Verb||1.||proselytize - convert to another faith or religion|
convert - cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"
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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.
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proselytize[ˈprɒsɪlɪtaɪz] proselytise (British)
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