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proselytize

[pros-uh-li-tahyz] /ˈprɒs ə lɪˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), proselytized, proselytizing.
1.
to convert or attempt to convert as a proselyte; recruit.
Also, especially British, proselytise.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; proselyte + -ize
Related forms
proselytistic
[pros-uh-li-tis-tik, -lahy-] /ˌprɒs ə lɪˈtɪs tɪk, -laɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
proselytization, noun
proselytizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proselytizes

proselytize

/ˈprɒsɪlɪˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
to convert (someone) from one religious faith to another
Derived Forms
proselytization, proselytisation, noun
proselytizer, proselytiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for proselytizes

proselytize

v.

1670s, "to make proselytes," from proselyte + -ize. Related: Proselytized; proselytizing.

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