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proselyte

Definition:

a new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism

Class:

person noun (people)

Related to:

proselytize

Plural:

proselytes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Old French proselite (13th century), from Late Latin proselytus (about 200),...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Proselyte

an anglicization of the Koine Greek term προσήλυτος/proselytos, as used in the Greek Old Testament for "stranger", i.e. a "newcomer to Israel"; a "sojourner in the land", and in the Greek New Testament for a first century convert to Judaism,... (40 of 1102 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Proselyte

Collins Dictionary:

proselyte | proselytize [less common, sense-specific]

a person newly converted to a religious faith or sect; a convert, especially a gentile converted to Judaism | a less common word for "proselytize" (24 of 226 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/proselyte

Merriam-Webster:

proselytize | proselytized [past tense] | proselytizing [present participle] | proselyted [verb, proselytize, past tense] | proselyting [verb, proselytize, present participle] | proselytise [British] | proselyte [synonym, sense-specific] | convert [synonym, sense-specific] | missionize [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to induce someone to convert to one's faith | to recruit someone to join one's party, institution, or cause | to recruit or convert especially to a ... (25 of 189 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/proselytize

proselyte [entry 1, noun] | neophyte [synonym] | convert [synonym] | regenerate [similar] | newcomer [similar] | novice [similar] | novitiate [similar] | recruit [similar] | catechumen [similar]

a new convert (as to a faith or cause) (9 of 78 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/proselyte

Oxford Dictionary:

proselyte | proselytism [derived]

a person who has converted from one opinion, religion, or party to another. | a Gentile who has converted to Judaism. | United States term for ... (24 of 64 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/proselyte

American Heritage Dictionary:

proselyte | proselyted [past tense] | proselyting [present participle] | proselytes [3rd-person singular present] | proselyter [noun, related]

A new convert to a doctrine or religion. | To proselytize (a person). | To engage in proselytization. (16 of 58 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proselyte

New World Dictionary:

proselyte

a person who has been converted from one religion to another, or from one belief, sect, party, etc. to another (20 of 57 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proselyte

Wiktionary:

proselyte | proselytes [plural] | proselyted [past tense] | proselyting [present participle]

One who has recently converted to a religion or doctrine, especially a gentile converted to Judaism. | [transitive] To proselytize. (19 of 30 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/proselyte

Random House Dictionary:

proselyte | proselyted [past tense] | proselyting [present participle] | proselytize [synonym, sense-specific]

a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; convert. | proselytize (18 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/proselyte

Macmillan British Dictionary:

convert | converted [past tense] | converting [present participle] | converts [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive/transitive] to change from one system, use, or method to another, or to make something do this | [intransitive/transitive] to change ... (20 of 116 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/convert

convert [countable, noun] | converts [plural]

someone who has changed their beliefs in an important way (10 of 46 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/convert 12

Cambridge Dictionary:

convert [entry 1]

to (cause something or someone to) change in form, character, or opinion (12 of 62 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/convert 1

convert [entry 2]

in rugby, to score more points after a try by kicking the ball over the bar and between the posts (20 of 28 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/convert 2

convert [entry 3]

someone who changes their beliefs, habits, or way of living (10 of 21 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/convert 3

Encarta Dictionary:

proselyte | proselytes [plural] | proselyted [past tense] | proselyting [present participle]

a new convert to a religious faith or political doctrine | Same as proselytize (13 of 78 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736434​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

proselyte

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French proselite (13th century), from Late Latin proselytus (about 200), from Greek proselytos "convert (to Judaism), ... (20 of 61 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=proselyte

Wiktionary:

proselyte | proselytes [plural] | proselyted [past tense] | proselyting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English proselite, from Late Latin proselutus (proselytus, "proselyte, alien resident"), from Ancient Greek προσηλυτος (proselytos, "newcomer, convert") (from πρό (pro, "to,... (22 of 49 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/proselyte

New World Dictionary:

proselyte

Origin: Middle English proselite from ecclesiastical Late Latin proselytus from Greek prosēlytos, stranger, sojourner (in N.T., a ... (16 of 36 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proselyte

American Heritage Dictionary:

proselyte | proselyted [past tense] | proselyting [present participle] | proselytes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English proselite, from Old French, from Late Latin prosēlytus, from Greek prosēlutos, stranger, proselyte: ... (15 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proselyte

Oxford Dictionary:

proselyte

Origin: late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek prosēluthos "stranger, convert", from prosēluth-, past stem of proserkhesthai "approach"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/proselyte

Collins Dictionary:

proselyte

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Church Latin prosēlytus, from Greek prosēlutos recent arrival, convert, from proserchesthai to draw near

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/proselyte

Merriam-Webster:

proselyte [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English proselite, from Anglo-French prosilite, from Late Latin proselytus proselyte, alien resident, from Greek ... (17 of 28 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/proselyte

Encarta Dictionary:

proselyte | proselytes [plural] | proselyted [past tense] | proselyting [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek prosēluthos "somebody who comes to a place" from proserkhesthai "come to"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736434​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

proselyte

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "proselyte"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "proselyte"

Audio 3: British English pronunciation of "proselyte"

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the Free Dictionary:

proselyte

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "proselyte"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "proselyte"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "proselyte" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/proselyte

Google Dictionary:

proselyte | proselytes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "proselyte"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

proselyte

Audio: North American pronunciation of "proselyte"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=prosel​01 word=proselyte

YourDictionary Audio:

proselyte

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "proselyte" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proselyte

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