Definition of evangelize
1 : to preach the gospel to
2 : to convert to Christianity
: to preach the gospel
evangelizationplay \i-ˌvan-jə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
Examples of evangelize in a Sentence
The missionaries set out to evangelize the world.
They were evangelizing about the importance of saving energy.
Recent Examples of evangelize from the Web
A high point is hearing the black preacher evangelizing outside the Five Points station — his melodious voice greeted me each school day last fall and warmed the early morning chill.
Employees and customers alike come to hear Ma evangelize for the brand.
But there will be others, and today’s modest evangelizing for involvement will likely prove to be a prelude to something much louder.
The other side of Questlove’s involvement with Pandora is his role as ambassador, which will include evangelizing for the service among fellow artists.
Apple evangelizing their own open streaming solution is the only thing that can make a real difference.
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Definition of evangelize for English Language Learners
: to try to convert (a group or area) to a different religion (especially Christianity)
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