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apostle

a·pos·tle

apostle

 
pronunciation:
pa sl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (sometimes cap.) one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ who were sent forth to spread his teachings.
synonyms:
disciple
similar words:
follower, missionary
definition 2: the first or most prominent Christian missionary in a country or region.
synonyms:
missionary
similar words:
evangelist
definition 3: a leader or prominent advocate of a religion or reform movement.
synonyms:
advocate, crusader
similar words:
apologist, champion, missionary, promoter, reformer, reformist
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derivations: apostlehood (n.), apostleship (n.)
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