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missionary

noun

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a person who is sent especially to a foreign country to do religious work (such as converting people to the religion or ministering to the sick)
  • The missionaries sent to the island were ultimately unsuccessful in converting the native residents.

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missionary

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of missionary (Entry 2 of 2)

relating to missionaries or their work
  • The church organizes missionary trips to a variety of countries.

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The first known use of missionary was in 1623

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“Missionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/missionary. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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