-·ized·, -·iz·ing to do missionary work (in or among)
verbmis·sion·ized, mis·sion·iz·ing, mis·sion·iz·es
To do missionary work.
- To perform missionary work in or among.
- To bring under the influence or control of a mission: “Eastern Apaches in what is now Texas were even missionized—briefly—in the eighteenth century” (William Brandon).
(third-person singular simple present missionizes, present participle missionizing, simple past and past participle missionized)
- (intransitive) To work as a missionary; to do missionary work.
- To do missionary work among (a people) or in (a particular place).
From mission +"Ž -ize.