- 1Convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another: the program did have a tremendous evangelical effect, proselytizing many [no object]: proselytizing for converts (as noun proselytizing) no amount of proselytizing was going to change their mindsMore example sentences
- Nevertheless, we are not required to proselytize and attempt to convert others to Judaism, since a good non-Jew is spiritually better off than a bad Jew…
- They have every right to engage in proselytizing, but before they begin proselytizing Jews, I wish they knew a lot more about Judaism.
- She was aggressively proselytized by local church authorities and told that she would never see her lost children if she didn't convert and accept baptism.
- 1.1Advocate or promote (a belief or course of action): Davis wanted to share his concept and proselytize his ideasMore example sentences
- Both the IOC and FIFA have embraced and proselytised the central tenet that a belief in the positive values of sport is at the heart of their purpose and their success.
- He interrupts the sermon to proselytize his own beliefs - a system he characterizes by saying nothing.
- And during the same period, he was actively proselytizing a concept of the artist as a paradigmatic example of actively chosen personal freedom.
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- Will annoying street corner speakers, preachers, and proselytizers next be relegated to chat rooms alone?
- Like a religion bent on enlarging its congregation, it has a huge phalanx of proselytizers - who call themselves not missionaries but educators.
- The proselytizers could point to the Canadian Charter of Rights as the secular scripture that protects any religious expression that doesn't threaten freedom and democracy.