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pros·e·lyte / ˈpräsəˌlīt/ • n. a person who has converted from one opinion, religion, or party to another, esp. recently. ∎  a Gentile who has converted to Judaism. • v. another term for proselytize. DERIVATIVES: pros·e·lyt·ism / -ləˌtizəm/ n.

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proselyte XIV. — ChrL. prosḗlytus — Gr. prosḗluthos stranger, sojourner (LXX), convert to Judaism (N.T.), f. 2nd aorist stem (prosēluth-) of prosérkhesthai come to, approach.
Hence proselytize XVII.

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proselyte a person who has converted from one opinion, religion, or party to another, especially recently. Recorded from late Middle English, the word comes via late Latin from Greek prosēluthos ‘stranger’.

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