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“proselytize” in British English

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proselytizeverb [ I ]

disapproving formal UK usually proselytise uk /ˈprɒs.əl.ɪ.taɪz/ us /ˈprɑː.sə.lɪ.taɪz/
proselytizer
noun [ C ] formal UK usually proselytiser uk /ˌprɒs.əl.ɪˈtaɪ.zər/ us /ˌprɑː.sə.lɪˈtaɪ.zɚ/

(Definition of “proselytize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“proselytize” in American English

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proselytizeverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈprɑs·ə·lɪˌtɑɪz/

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.

(Definition of “proselytize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)