American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To preach the gospel to.
- v. To convert to Christianity.
- v. To preach the gospel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To preach the gospel.
- To bring as good tidings; announce as good news.
- To instruct in the gospel; preach the gospel to; convert by preaching: as, to evangelize the heathen.
- Also spelled evangelise.
- v. To tell people about (a particular branch of) Christianity, especially in order to convert them
- v. To be enthusiastic about something, and to attempt to share that enthusiasm with others
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To instruct in the gospel; to preach the gospel to; to convert to Christianity.
- v. To preach and attempt to convert (people) to one's firmly held belief.
- v. To preach the gospel.
- v. convert to Christianity
- v. preach the gospel (to)
- From Old French évangéliser, from Latin evangelizare, from Ancient Greek εὐαγγελίζω (euangelizesthai) (Wiktionary)
“The call to evangelize is based neither on compassion for Muslims (who, those most likely to actuallydo the evangelizing believe, would spend eternity in hell otherwise) nor on obedience to Jesus Christ (who commanded his followers to make disciples of every nation).”
“Seriously, if you have some kind of gospel you want preached, the usual place to evangelize is where the sinners are.”
“I'd rather Prof. Balkin "evangelize the living constitutuion" than have Brett's blind "worship of the Constitution as a sacred text".”
“I think one way to evangelize is to get people to ask fundamental questions about humanity and reality.”
“Practically speaking, this is not a call to 'evangelize' the nation.”
“And Michael Steele has got to do it by going after the best ideas, guys like Paul Ryan, who are the idea-makers, and really kind of evangelize on ideas that are actually transform this government and make it a better government and a smaller government for the American people.”
“Lately I've been thinking about what it means to "evangelize," something we as Catholics are all called to do.”
“By using the word evangelize, you’re continuing the fallacy that atheism is just another religious belief.”
“In an internal memo outlining the plan, Microsoft mobile chief Andy Lees is hoping that employees not only to use the phones, but "evangelize" them and develop apps for Windows Phone”
“One can hope for greater unity and appreciation, but the history of these developments seems to be much more about a renewed vigor to "evangelize" Protestantism in the name of unity.”
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