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proselyte

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noun pros·e·lyte \ˈprä-sə-ˌlīt\

Definition of proselyte

  1. :  a new convert (as to a faith or cause)



Examples of proselyte in a sentence

  1. <an adult proselyte who had only recently been baptized>



Origin and Etymology of proselyte

Middle English proselite, from Anglo-French prosilite, from Late Latin proselytus proselyte, alien resident, from Greek prosēlytos, from pros near + -ēlytos (akin to ēlythe he went) — more at pros-, elastic


First Known Use: 14th century


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proselyte

verb pros·e·lyte

Definition of proselyte

proselyted

proselyting



Examples of proselyte in a sentence

  1. <she's been trying to proselyte everyone in the office ever since she joined that church>



1624

First Known Use of proselyte

1624

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