Word of the Day: PROSELYTIZE

pros·e·ly·tize

verb \ˈprä-s(ə-)lə-ˌtīz\

: to try to persuade people to join a religion, cause, or group

pros·e·ly·tized  pros·e·ly·tiz·ing

Full Definition of PROSELYTIZE

intransitive verb
1 :  to induce someone to convert to one’s faith
2 :  to recruit someone to join one’s party, institution, or cause
transitive verb
:  to recruit or convert especially to a new faith, institution, or cause
pros·e·ly·ti·za·tion noun
pros·e·ly·tiz·er noun

Examples of PROSELYTIZE

  1. He uses his position to proselytize for the causes that he supports.
  2. <the efforts of early missionaries to proselytize the Native Americans of Minnesota were largely unproductive>
  3. They are a sport-shirted, discomforted lot, pacing, puffing feverishly on cigarettes, perspiring freely and proselytizing furiously. —Nicholas Dawidoff, Sports Illustrated, 19 Aug. 1991
  4. Mormons are urged to use their social contacts with Gentiles to proselytize, by doing such favors as babysitting, running errands, and lending lawnmowers. —Malise Ruthven, Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1991
  5. His prodigious correspondence with twenty-five hundred scientists, politicians, and men of letters … proselytized for his new science of statistics. —Daniel J. Boorstin, The Discoverers, 1983

Origin of PROSELYTIZE

(see 1proselyte)

First Known Use: 1679

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proselytize

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One thought on “Word of the Day: PROSELYTIZE

  1. well actually…Jesus was describing the BAD FAITH religion which had not
    been “codified” yet when he declared to the offspring or “descendents”
    or “Mutants” from the “Jewish” tribe of reptilian MONEY CHANGERS
    and Pharisees when He declared

    http://biblehub.com/text/matthew/23-15.htm

    and further @ John 8:44 consigned them to everlasting torment in a pit of fire
    which of course is the “Home” with their ‘progenitor’…the “devil

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11121519/Ultra-Orthodox-Jews-cause-chaos-on-flight-to-Israel.html

    unless there is some provable truth to the “Jewish” narrative and Jesus
    was a Liar…

    http://adask.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/the-ultimate-prize-control-of-petroleum-or-control-of-petro-currency-2/

    see the words…Assassin, Babylon & Captivity {+ footnotes}

    http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/encyclopedia_freemasonry.html

    there were never any ‘Jewish’ PROSELYTES to Talmudic Judaism in the
    Old Testament….the Talmud was not printed until 500AD
    and the “Khazar’s” are not made ‘Proselytes’ {modern day so-called “Jews”
    until 740AD…

    no one on Earth knowing the truth must remain in the stool sculpture deity cult compound with the “Proselytes” to the BAD FAITH religion of Talmudic Judaism

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