evangelist

noun
evan·​ge·​list | \ i-ˈvan-jə-list How to pronounce evangelist (audio) \

Definition of evangelist

1 often capitalized : a writer of any of the four Gospels
2 : a person who evangelizes specifically : a Protestant minister or layman who preaches at special services
3 : an enthusiastic advocate an evangelist for physical fitness

Examples of evangelist in a Sentence

an evangelist of space exploration
Recent Examples on the Web Hullo, Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock and evangelist of ESG and stakeholder capitalism! Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 7 May 2022 The only plot twist making for a better tale of speculative excess would be if Musk, a crypto evangelist, had arranged to pay in bitcoin. Washington Post, 2 May 2022 Chino Darín, Nancy Dupláa and Furriel star in a psychological thriller which kids off with an Argentine presidential candidate being murdered only to be replaced by the leader of an evangelist church. Emilio Mayorga, Variety, 1 May 2022 Michael Saylor, a bitcoin evangelist and CEO of the Tysons, Va., software company, has the company buying gobs of the cryptocurrency. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 1 May 2022 The other is Sister Thea Bowman, a beloved educator, evangelist and singer who died in Mississippi in 1990 and is buried in Williams’s hometown of Memphis. David Crary, Chicago Tribune, 30 Apr. 2022 The other is Sister Thea Bowman, a beloved educator, evangelist and singer who died in Mississippi in 1990 and is buried in Williams’s hometown of Memphis. David Crary, ajc, 30 Apr. 2022 Fried is a blockchain evangelist and crypto-capitalist. Josh Wilson, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 While electric vehicles are better at almost everything, even the world's biggest EV evangelist must concede that charging a car takes longer than filling a fuel tank. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of evangelist

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 May 2022

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“Evangelist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evangelist. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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evangelist

noun
evan·​ge·​list | \ i-ˈvan-jə-ləst How to pronounce evangelist (audio) \

Kids Definition of evangelist

: a Christian preacher who tries to change or increase religious feelings

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