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evangelize \e*van"gel*ize\ ([-e]*v[a^]n"j[e^]l*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. evangelized ([-e]*v[a^]n"j[e^]l*[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. evangelizing ([-e]*v[a^]n"j[e^]l*[imac]*z[i^]ng)]. [F. ['e]vang['e]lisre, LL. evangelizare, fr. Gr. e'yaggeli`zesqai.]

  1. To instruct in the gospel; to preach the gospel to; to convert to Christianity; as, to evangelize the world.

    His apostles whom he sends To evangelize the nations.

  2. Hence: [metaphorical] To preach and attempt to convert (people) to one's firmly held belief.


vb. (en-past of: evangelize)

Usage examples of "evangelized".

These ideas were not known to Moses, and the reason is very obvious: it was not till four centuries afterwards that Zoroaster first evangelized them in Asia.

The faith had not wanted men to be so widespread they couldn’t be evangelized and controlled.

Saint Alban was the first English martyr, who evangelized the British Isles.

It was only the monks of Hibernia in their monasteries who wrote and read, read and wrote, and illuminated, and then jumped into little boats made of animal hide and navigated toward these lands and evangelized them as if you people were infidels, you understand?

His religion was not one that evangelized, because its requirements for membership were biologically stringent.