Wordy Wednesday-Proselytize

WELCOME TO WORDY WEDNESDAY!

Today’s word: Proselytize (verb): pros-e-ly-tize (same as pros-e-ly-tise)

1) To induce someone to convert to one’s own religious faith.

2) To induce someone to join one’s own political party or to espouse one’s doctrine.

3) To convert (a person) from one belief, doctrine, cause, or faith to another. 

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson

Henrik Vanger prepping Mikael Blomkvist about Vanger family history before he offers Mikael a journalism position he won’t be able to refuse:
 
“During the first half of the thirties, my brother sent his wife and child here to Hedestand while he was stationed with his regiment in Gavle. In his free time he traveled around and did proselytising for Nazism.”  
 
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Another word from: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson

I love words! And I love to read! So each Wednesday I’m going to grab an unfamiliar or unusual word I’ve discovered in some of my favorite books. I’ll post the meaning and the paragraph I’ve found the word to show its usage. If so inclined, check out the book and author’s website by clicking on the links below the paragraph. Happy Reading, Cyndi

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4 thoughts on “Wordy Wednesday-Proselytize

  1. See, I have never really liked that word. It is not particularly easy to pronounce, it is not easy on the ears or on the tongue and there are better alternatives. Interesting one though!

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