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evangelize

verb uk ( UK usually evangelise)   /ɪˈvæn.dʒə.laɪz/ us  

evangelize verb (OPINIONS)

[I] to talk about how good you think something is: I wish she would stop evangelizing about the virtues of free market economics.

evangelize verb (RELIGION)

[T] to try to persuade people to become Christians
evangelism
noun [U] uk   /-lɪ.zəm/ us  
Translations of “evangelize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 意見, 鼓吹,宣揚, 大肆讚揚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意见, 鼓吹,宣扬, 大肆称许…
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