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English definition of “proselytize”

proselytize

verb [I/T]  /ˈprɑs·ə·lɪˌtɑɪz/ us  
to try to persuade someone to change his or her religious beliefs, political party, etc., to your own: [I] Missionaries were sent to proselytize in rural areas of the country.
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