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Definition of "evangelize" []

  • To preach the gospel to. (verb-transitive)
  • To convert to Christianity. (verb-transitive)
  • To preach the gospel. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "evangelize" in a sentence
  • "The call to evangelize is based neither on compassion for Muslims (who, those most likely to actuallydo the evangelizing believe, would spend eternity in hell otherwise) nor on obedience to Jesus Christ (who commanded his followers to make disciples of every nation)."
  • "Seriously, if you have some kind of gospel you want preached, the usual place to evangelize is where the sinners are."
  • "I'd rather Prof. Balkin "evangelize the living constitutuion" than have Brett's blind "worship of the Constitution as a sacred text"."