evangelize

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From Old French évangéliser, from Latin evangelizare, from Ancient Greek εὐαγγελίζω ( euangelízō )

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evangelize (third-person singular simple present evangelizes, present participle evangelizing, simple past and past participle evangelized)

  1. To tell people about (a particular branch of) Christianity, especially in order to convert them; to preach the gospel to.
    • Milton
      His apostles whom he sends / To evangelize the nations.
  2. To preach the Quran and sunnah to non-Muslims; to do dawah
    • 2002, Ergun Mehmet Caner, ‎Emir Fethi Caner, Unveiling Islam: An Insider's Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs, Page 11
      [] nor is it the task of the Muslim to "evangelize" the unbelieving world.
  3. To be enthusiastic about something, and to attempt to share that enthusiasm with others

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