Definition of missionize in US English:

missionize

(also missionise)

verb

  • 1no object To conduct or promote a mission; to serve as a missionary, do missionary work.

  • 2with object To do missionary work among (a people) or in (a place). Also: (with pejorative connotation) to impose missionary influence upon (a people).

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Blackwood's Magazine. From mission + -ize.

Pronunciation

missionize

/ˈmɪʃənʌɪz/