evangelizing

evangelize

[ih-van-juh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), evangelized, evangelizing.
1.
to preach the gospel to.
2.
to convert to Christianity.
verb (used without object), evangelized, evangelizing.
3.
to preach the gospel; act as an evangelist.
Also, especially British, evangelise.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English evangelisen < Late Latin evangelizāre < Late Greek euangelízein. See evangel1, -ize

evangelization, noun
evangelizer, noun
unevangelized, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Evangelizing
Collins
World English Dictionary
evangelize or evangelise (ɪˈvændʒɪˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to preach the Christian gospel or a particular interpretation of it (to)
2.  (intr) to advocate a cause with the object of making converts
 
evangelise or evangelise
 
vb
 
evangeli'zation or evangelise
 
n
 
evangeli'sation or evangelise
 
n
 
e'vangelizer or evangelise
 
n
 
e'vangeliser or evangelise
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

evangelize
late 14c., from O.Fr. evangeliser "to spread or preach the Gospel," from M.L. or L.L. evangelizare, from Gk. evangelizesthai (see evangelist). Related: Evangelization.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;