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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.
proselytizer
noun [C] uk formal ( UK usually proselytiser)   /ˌprɒs.əl.ɪˈtaɪ.zər/ us    /ˌprɑː.səl.ɪ.taɪ.zɚ/
Translations of “proselytize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使改變(宗教、政治信仰或生活方式)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使改变(宗教、政治信仰或生活方式)…
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