mis·​sion·​ize ˈmi-shə-ˌnīz How to pronounce missionize (audio)
missionized; missionizing

intransitive verb

: to carry on missionary work

transitive verb

: to do missionary work among
missionization noun
missionizer noun

Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of missionize was in 1826

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“Missionize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missionize. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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