word du jour: PROSELYTIZE

Word du jour is back, and once again we are relying on our trusty friend, Merriam-Webster online.  Today’s word is PROSELYTIZE.

intransitive verb

1 : to induce someone to convert to one’s faith

2 : to recruit someone to join one’s party, institution, or cause

transitive verb :

to recruit or convert especially to a new faith, institution, or cause

Now let’s use that in a sentence:

Jehovah’s Witnesses are the worst offenders, in my opinion, when it comes to PROSTELITIZING.

You can be in the shower, or on a ladder fixing an electrical fixture, or whatever…  and then the door bell rings and you jump out of the shower, or climb down the ladder and then you open the door and instead of your sister you see two young white dudes with short sleeve white button-down shirts and ties, carrying “literature” and you know what they are going to say before they even open their mouths.


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