induce someone to convert to a religion or belief
He is a passionate atheist, and tried to proselytize me early on in our friendship, but I eventually made him understand that I make up my own mind about such matters.
proselytos (convert to Judaism, stranger, one who has come over) (Greek)
relate it to hypnotize. changing someones religion by telling them prose (epics)and hypnotizing pros+sel+ytize- PROStitutes CONVERT THEIR RELIGION into SELing their body