transitive verb
ana·​bap·​tize | \ ˌa-nə-¦bap-¦tīz \

Definition of anabaptize

: to baptize over again : rechristen

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First Known Use of anabaptize

1637, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anabaptize

Late Greek anabaptizein to rebaptize, from ana- + baptizein to baptize

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“Anabaptize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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