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
Full Definition of baptize
bap·tized also bap·tisedbap·tiz·ing also bap·tis·ing
Examples of baptize
The priest baptized the baby.
She was baptized at the age of 20.
Variants of baptize
Origin 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
Rhymes with baptize
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