from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To induce someone to convert to one's own religious faith.
- intransitive v. To induce someone to join one's own political party or to espouse one's doctrine.
- transitive v. To convert (a person) from one belief, doctrine, cause, or faith to another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To encourage or induce people to join a religious movement, political party, or other cause or organization.
- v. To convert (someone) to one’s own faith or beliefs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To convert to some religion, system, opinion, or the like; to bring, or cause to come, over; to proselyte.
- intransitive v. To make converts or proselytes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a proselyte of; induce to become the adherent of some religion, doctrine, sect, or party; convert.
- To make proselytes or converts.
- Also spelled proselytise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. convert to another faith or religion
proselyte + -ize (Wiktionary)