Definition of evangelize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

evangelize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they evangelize
BrE BrE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it evangelizes
BrE BrE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple evangelized
BrE BrE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪzd//
 
past participle evangelized
BrE BrE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form evangelizing
BrE BrE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvændʒəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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evangelize somebody to try to persuade people to become Christians Word Origin late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin evangelizare, from Greek euangelizesthai, from euangelos ‘bringing good news’, from eu- ‘well’ + angelein ‘announce’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: evangelize