Etymology
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proselytize (v.)

1670s, "to make proselytes," from proselyte + -ize. The transitive sense of "convert (someone) to some religion, doctrine, etc.," is by 1796. Related: Proselytized; proselytizing. The earlier verb form was simply proselyte (1620s).

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Definitions of proselytize

proselytize (v.)
convert to another faith or religion;
Synonyms: proselytise
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