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Word Of the Day - Proselytize

pros·e·lyt·ize

ˈpräs(ə)ləˌtīz/
verb
past tense: proselytized; past participle: proselytized
  1. convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another.
    "the program did have a tremendous evangelical effect, proselytizing many"
    synonyms:evangelizeconvertsaveredeem, win over, preach (to), recruit, act as a missionary
    "I'm not here to proselytize"
  2. Although the federal government criminalized the international slave trade in 1808, after 1820 cultivation of the highly profitable cotton crop exploded in the Deep South, and along with it the slave population. The Second Great Awakening, beginning about 1800, converted millions to evangelical Protestantism. In the North it energized multiple social reform movements, including abolitionism; in the South, Methodists and Baptists proselytized among slave populations.

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