Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To do missionary work.
  • transitive v. To perform missionary work in or among.
  • transitive v. To bring under the influence or control of a mission: "Eastern Apaches in what is now Texas were even missionized—briefly—in the eighteenth century” ( William Brandon).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To work as a missionary; to do missionary work.
  • v. To do missionary work among (a people) or in (a particular place).

Etymologies

From mission +‎ -ize. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Mormons deliberately send handsome men to go door to door to missionize.

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  • "The real purpose of Mormon missionary work is to missionize its missionaries."

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  • The real purpose of Mormon missionary work is to missionize its missionaries.

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  • The earlier attempts to missionize the tribes of central Bolivia met with no success.

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  • California there were many Indians, and it was to missionize these that the God-fearing, humanity-loving, self-sacrificing Jesuits just named -- not Franciscans -- gave of their life, energy and love.

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  • It had always been the intention of Spain to colonize and missionize

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  • This was the last attempt made by the Spaniards to missionize the Yumas.

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  • They certainly don't have a sense of a "white man's burden," whereby they set up schools for the native inhabitants, missionize among them, and try to uplift them with European social values! funny you should mention "the white man's burden" ...

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  • Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who has raised tens of millions of dollars for Israel from American evangelicals, is denying a report suggesting that some of the money was used by Christians to missionize Jews.

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  • Some years after, when I was passing, I stopped there for a few days, and gave them “a lift,” as they called it; and I then saw with half a glance that they had become practised workers ” that both clergymen and people were fitted to missionize the whole country side.

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