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EVANGELIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does evangelize mean? 

EVANGELIZE (verb)
  The verb EVANGELIZE has 2 senses:

1. preach the gospel (to)
2. convert to Christianity

  Familiarity information: EVANGELIZE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EVANGELIZE (verb)


Sense 1evangelize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preach the gospel (to)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

evangelise; evangelize

Hypernyms (to "evangelize" is one way to...):

preach; prophesy (deliver a sermon)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue evangelize


Sense 2evangelize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Convert to Christianity

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

evangelise; evangelize

Context example:

The missionaries evangelized the Pacific Islanders

Hypernyms (to "evangelize" is one way to...):

convert (cause to adopt a new or different faith)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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