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[ih-van-juh-lahyz] /ɪˈvæn dʒəˌlaɪz/

verb (used with object), evangelized, evangelizing.
to preach the gospel to.
to convert to Christianity.
verb (used without object), evangelized, evangelizing.
to preach the gospel; act as an .
to preach the Christian gospel or a particular interpretation of it (to)
(intransitive) to advocate a cause with the object of making converts

late 14c., from Old French evangeliser “to spread or preach the Gospel,” and directly from Medieval Latin or Late Latin evangelizare, from Greek euangelizesthai (see evangelist). Related: Evangelized; evangelizing; evangelization.


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