proselytize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “proselytize” in the English Dictionary

"proselytize" in British English

See all translations

proselytizeverb [I]

disapproving formal (UK usually proselytise) uk   /ˈprɒs.əl.ɪ.taɪz/  us   /ˈprɑː.sə.lɪ-/
to ​try to ​persuade someone to ​changetheirreligious or ​politicalbeliefs or way of ​living to ​your own: He was also ​remarkable for the proselytizing ​zeal with which he ​wrote his ​politicalpamphlets. Television has ​provided the ​evangelists with ​yet another ​platform for ​their proselytizing.
proselytizer
noun [C] formal (UK usually proselytiser) uk   /ˌprɒs.əl.ɪˈtaɪ.zər/  us   /ˌprɑː.səl.ɪ.taɪ.zɚ/
(Definition of proselytize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"proselytize" in American English

See all translations

proselytizeverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈprɑs·ə·lɪˌtɑɪz/
to ​try to ​persuade someone to ​change his or her ​religiousbeliefs, ​politicalparty, etc., to ​your own: [I] Missionaries were ​sent to proselytize in ​ruralareas of the ​country.
(Definition of proselytize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “proselytize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使改变(宗教、政治信仰或生活方式)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使改變(宗教、政治信仰或生活方式)…
What is the pronunciation of proselytize?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More