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Word of the Day 06/15/19 Proselyte

Proselyte (noun, verb)
proselyte [ pros-uh-lahyt ]


noun
1. a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; convert.

verb (used with or without object), pros·e·lyt·ed, pros·e·lyt·ing.
2. proselytize.

RELATED FORMS
pros·e·lyt·er, noun

RELATED WORDS
follower, disciple, neophyte, convert, conscript

SYNONYMS
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1. neophyte, disciple.

Origin: 1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin prosēlytus < Greek (Septuagint) prosḗlytos, for *prosḗlythos newcomer, proselyte, equivalent to prosēlyth- (suppletive stem of prosérchesthai to approach) + -os noun suffix

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