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baptize

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verb bap·tize \bap-ˈtīz, ˈbap-ˌ, especially Southern bab- or ˈbab-\

Simple Definition of baptize

  • : to perform the ceremony of baptism for (someone)

  • : to officially make someone a member of a specified Christian church through the ceremony of baptism

  • : to give (someone) a name through the ceremony of baptism

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of baptize

baptized

also

baptised

baptizing

also

baptising

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to administer baptism to

  3. 2 a :  to purify or cleanse spiritually especially by a purging experience or ordeal b :  initiate

  4. 3 :  to give a name to (as at baptism) :  christen

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to administer baptism

baptizer

noun

Examples of baptize in a sentence

  1. The priest baptized the baby.

  2. She was baptized at the age of 20.



Variants of baptize

also

baptise

Origin and Etymology of baptize

Middle English, from Anglo-French baptiser, from Late Latin baptizare, from Greek baptizein to dip, baptize, from baptein to dip, dye; akin to Old Norse kvefja to quench


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Rhymes with baptize

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BAPTIZE Defined for Kids

baptize

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verb bap·tize \bap-ˈtīz, ˈbap-ˌtīz\

Definition of baptize for Students

baptized

baptizing

  1. 1 :  to dip in water or sprinkle water on as a part of the ceremony of receiving into the Christian church

  2. 2 :  to give a name to as in the ceremony of baptism :  christen





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