Synonyms and Antonyms of catechize
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 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
Learn More about catechize
Dictionary: Definition of catechize
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up catechize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).