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evangelize  v. t.  (past & past part. evangelized; pres. part. evangelizing)  
To instruct in the gospel; to preach the gospel to; to convert to Christianity; as, to evangelize the world. "His apostles whom he sends To evangelize the nations."
Hence: (metaphorical) To preach and attempt to convert (people) to one's firmly held belief.

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"Evangelize" Quotes from Famous Books

... and reverent life. It is spent in a sanctuary. Whatever we have to be, or to do, as to externals; whether to rule a province, a church, a school, a home; whether to keep accounts, or sweep a room; whether to evangelize the slums of a city, or the dark places of heathenism, or to teach language, or science, or music; whether to be active all day long, or to lie down alone to suffer; whatever be our actual place and duty in the world, "we worship." "We have ...
— Philippian Studies - Lessons in Faith and Love from St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians • Handley C. G. Moule

... him. Let others consume their souls in heaping up riches, in chaffering with the Indians for the skins of wild beasts, and in selling the same to the affluent traders of France. It is his ambition to rear the fleur-de-lis in the remote wildernesses of the New World, and to evangelize the savage hordes by whom that world is peopled. The latter object is the most dear to his heart of all, and he has already recorded his belief that the salvation of one soul is of more importance than ...
— Canadian Notabilities, Volume 1 • John Charles Dent

Words linked to "Evangelize" :   evangelism, evangelise

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