Etymology
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evangelize (v.)

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

updated on September 20, 2014

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Definitions of evangelize from WordNet

evangelize (v.)
preach the gospel (to);
Synonyms: evangelise
evangelize (v.)
convert to Christianity;
The missionaries evangelized the Pacific Islanders
Synonyms: evangelise
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