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proselytize

verb [I] disapproving formal (UK usually proselytise)     /ˈprɒs.əl.ɪ.taɪz/ US  /ˈprɑː.sə.lɪ-/
to try to persuade someone to change their religious or political beliefs or way of living to your own: He was also remarkable for the proselytizing zeal with which he wrote his political pamphlets . The television has provided the evangelists with yet another platform for their proselytizing.Religious practicesUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act proselytizer formal (UK usually proselytiser)     /ˌprɒs.əl.ɪˈtaɪ.zər/ US  /ˌprɑː.səl.ɪ.taɪ.zɚ/ noun [C]
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