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pros·e·ly·tism

 (prŏs′ə-lĭ-tĭz′əm, -lī-)

n.

1. The practice of proselytizing.

2. The state of being a proselyte.


pros′e·lyt′i·cal (-lĭt′ĭ-kəl) adj.

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pros•e•lyt•ism

(ˈprɒs ə lɪˌtɪz əm, -laɪ-)

n.

1. the act or fact of becoming a proselyte; conversion.

2. the state or condition of a proselyte.

[1650–60]

pros`e•lyt′i•cal (-ˈlɪt ɪ kəl) adj.

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proselytism

1. the act of becoming or the condition of being a convert to an opinion, political party, or religious group.
2. an active policy of inviting or persuading converts, especially to a religious position. — proselyte, n. — proselyter, proselytist, n. — proselytize, v. — proselytistic, adj.

See also: Convert

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Noun 1. proselytism – the practice of proselytizing

persuasion, suasion – the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
2. proselytism – the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel

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