evangelise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v evangelise convert to Christianity "The missionaries evangelized the Pacific Islanders"
    • v evangelise preach the gospel (to)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Evangelise to make known the good news: to make acquainted with the gospel
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. evangelicus—Gr. euangelikoseu, well, angellein, to bring news.

Usage

In literature:

He evangelised the heathen.
"Notes on Life and Letters" by Joseph Conrad
Carey stood alone in his persistent determination that the Church should evangelise the world.
"The Life of William Carey" by George Smith
You surely have not come to evangelise us?
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
You surely have not come to evangelise us?
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
How could he mention to them his former efforts towards evangelising the inhabitants of the X. alleys?
"Impressions of Theophrastus Such" by George Eliot
On his journey thither he had evangelised Austrasia, then governed by Theodebert.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
Now I was hot with the evangelising passion of a young disciple.
"The Jervaise Comedy" by J. D. Beresford
He worked himself to death in the cause of the world's evangelisation.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
But the way he started running was a clear inducement to pursuit to any son of Adam not evangelised.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
You are the strangers of the Dispersion, that you may be the messengers of the Evangelisation.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
He would take evangelising journeys to Peel or Douglas and leave Pete in charge.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The second left England in 1864, having her passage provided by the Foreign Evangelisation Society.
"A Retrospect" by James Hudson Taylor
Spiritually, they are to lead and be responsible for the evangelisation of the world.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
Heinrich, Otho, Conrad, and Magnus, ye go northward to evangelise in like manner.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
Unhindered by England, Ireland would evangelise the world, and that in double-quick time.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Reference has already been made to the evangelising expedition from Tauranga into this country.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
He was surrounded by evangelisers and clergymen.
"Studies in Contemporary Biography" by James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
In the preceding chapter we stated that the evangelisation of England was mainly the work of monks.
"Education in England in the Middle Ages" by Albert William Parry
About 1586 the Jesuit Fathers entered Paraguay for the purpose of beginning the evangelisation of the Indians of the Plate valley.
"The South American Republics Part I of II" by Thomas C. Dawson
St. Gallen was evangelised by the Humanist Joachim von Watt (Vadianus), and by John Kessler, who had studied at Wittenberg.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
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In science:

Standardisation as a component of the scholarly process As could be induced from the sole evangelising tone of this paper, we are only at the start of a process where standardisation becomes a natural dimension for scholarly work in the humanities.
Stabilizing knowledge through standards - A perspective for the humanities
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