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proselytize

verb [I] uk 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
noun [C] uk formal (UK usually proselytiser)   /ˌprɒs.əl.ɪˈtaɪ.zər/ us    /ˌprɑː.səl.ɪ.taɪ.zɚ/
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