proselytize

[pros-uh-li-tahyz]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), proselytized, proselytizing.
to convert or attempt to convert as a proselyte; recruit.
Also, especially British, proselytise.


Origin:
1670–80; proselyte + -ize

proselytistic [pros-uh-li-tis-tik, -lahy-] , adjective
proselytization, noun
proselytizer, noun
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proselytize or proselytise (ˈprɒsɪlɪˌtaɪz)
 
vb
to convert (someone) from one religious faith to another
 
proselytise or proselytise
 
vb
 
proselyti'zation or proselytise
 
n
 
proselyti'sation or proselytise
 
n
 
'proselytizer or proselytise
 
n
 
'proselytiser or proselytise
 
n

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proselytize
1670s, "to make proselytes," from proselyte.
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Example sentences
She believes that there is a fusion between the two types of proselytization.
Inherently religious activities would include worship, prayer meetings,
  religious instruction and proselytization.
Inherently religious activities mean sectarian activities such as worship,
  proselytization, and religious instruction.
Federal funds may not be used for sectarian worship, instruction or
  proselytization.
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