Proselyte

Definition of Proselyte

Pros´e`lyte
n.1.A new convert especially a convert to some religion or religious sect, or to some particular opinion, system, or party; thus, a Gentile converted to Judaism, or a pagan converted to Christianity, is a proselyte.
Ye [Scribes and Pharisees] compass sea and land to make one proselyte.
- Matt. xxiii. 15.
Fresh confidence the speculatist takes
From every harebrained proselyte he makes.
- Cowper.
v. t.1.To convert to some religion, opinion, or system; to bring over.
[imp. & p. p. Proselyted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Proselyting.]

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Christian, God-fearing man, accepter, apostate, apostle, backslider, believer, bolter, catechumen, churchgoer, churchite, churchman, collaborationist, collaborator, communicant, convert, daily communicant, defector, deserter, devotee, devotionalist, disciple, fanatic, fifth columnist, follower, good Christian, mugwump, neophyte, pietist, quisling, receiver, recidivist, recreant, religionist, renegade, renegado, renegate, reversionist, runagate, saint, schismatic, seceder, secessionist, separatist, strikebreaker, tergiversant, tergiversator, theist, traitor, truster, turnabout, turncoat, turntail, votary, zealot
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