follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

evangelize

[ih-van-juh-lahyz] /ɪˈvæn dʒəˌlaɪz/
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
1350-1400; Middle English evangelisen < Late Latin evangelizāre < Late Greek euangelízein. See evangel1, -ize
Related forms
evangelization, noun
evangelizer, noun
unevangelized, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for evangelise

evangelize

/ɪˈvændʒɪˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to preach the Christian gospel or a particular interpretation of it (to)
2.
(intransitive) to advocate a cause with the object of making converts
Derived Forms
evangelization, evangelisation, noun
evangelizer, evangeliser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for evangelise

evangelize

v.

late 14c., from Old French evangeliser "to spread or preach the Gospel," and directly from Medieval Latin or Late Latin evangelizare, from Greek euangelizesthai (see evangelist). Related: Evangelized; evangelizing; evangelization.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for evangelize

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for evangelise

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends