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
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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

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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.
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You've shown up on other blogs in the past few days in what appears to be an
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