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Someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program, especially a religious belief.

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  • The cult continues, as before, to procure funds from followers and to actively engage in missionary work.
  • I have noted that in missionary circles the lines blurred long before they did with denominations back home.
  • He became involved in missionary work in Russia by 1920, working with the Licht im Osten (Light in the East).
  • There is an old parable which most people involved in missionary training have either heard or told at some point.
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