- Proselytize is to preach your religion or beliefs especially to convert others, or to promote a certain course of action.
An example of proselytize is when you explain Christian theology to try to convince your Agnostic friend to join the Christian faith.
proselytize definition by Webster's New World
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- proselytizer noun
proselytize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb pros·e·ly·tized, pros·e·ly·tiz·ing, pros·e·ly·tiz·es verb, intransitive
- To induce someone to convert to one's own religious faith.
- To induce someone to join one's own political party or to espouse one's doctrine.
To convert (a person) from one belief, doctrine, cause, or faith to another.
- prosˌe·ly·ti·zaˈtion noun
- prosˈe·ly·tizˌer noun