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missionary

mis·sion·ar·y

missionary

 
pronunciation:
mI sh neI ri
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: missionaries
definition 1: a person, often a member of a church or religious order, who is sent to a foreign country to teach, heal, or serve.
synonyms:
apostle
similar words:
ambassador, emissary, evangelist, indoctrinator, minister, preacher
definition 2: a person desiring to convert others to a principle or set of beliefs.
synonyms:
apostle, converter, evangelist, propagandist, proselytizer
similar words:
advocate, champion, indoctrinator, preacher
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pertaining to the work of religious missions.
definition 2: designed to convert others to one's own belief or faith.
missionary zeal
synonyms:
propagandistic
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