What does evangelize mean?

Definitions for evangelize
ɪˈvæn dʒəˌlaɪzevan·ge·lize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evangelize, evangeliseverb

    preach the gospel (to)

  2. evangelize, evangeliseverb

    convert to Christianity

    "The missionaries evangelized the Pacific Islanders"


  1. evangelizeverb

    To preach and attempt to convert (people) to one's firmly held belief.


  1. evangelizeverb

    To tell people about (a particular branch of) Christianity, especially in order to convert them

  2. evangelizeverb

    To be enthusiastic about something, and to attempt to share that enthusiasm with others

  3. Etymology: From évangéliser, from evangelizare, from

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Evangelizeverb

    To instruct in the gospel, or law of Jesus.

    Etymology: evangelize, Latin; ἐυαγγελίζω.

    The spirit
    Pour’d first on his apostles, whom he sends
    T’ evangelize the nations; then on all
    Baptiz’d, shall them with wond’rous gifts endue. John Milton.


  1. evangelize

    To evangelize means to spread or preach the teachings of a particular religion, especially Christianity, with the intention of converting others to that belief system. This can involve sharing religious beliefs, principles, or values, and could be done through various methods such as personal conversations, public speaking, or media outlets. It can also refer to zealously advocating for any ideology or cause.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evangelizeverb

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

  2. Evangelizeverb

    to preach the gospel

  3. Etymology: [F. vanglisre, LL. evangelizare, fr. Gr. e'yaggeli`zesqai.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evangelize in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evangelize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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