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catechize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of catechize

  1. 1 to put a question or questions to <her roommates catechized her about every detail of her date with her new boyfriend> Synonyms ask, grill, inquire (of), interrogate, query, question, quizRelated Words besiege, bombard, cross-examine, cross-question, examine, pump; poll, surveyNear Antonyms rejoin, retort; comment, observe, remark; avoid, duckAntonyms answer, reply, respond

  2. 2 to put a series of questions to <applicants are rigorously cathechized by the seminary's rector regarding their motives for joining the priesthood> Synonyms examine, grill, interrogate, pump, query, question, quiz, sweat [slang]Related Words debrief; cross-examine, cross-question; annoy, harass, hound, pester; canvass (also canvas), poll




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