anabaptize

transitive verb

ana·​bap·​tize
ˌa-nə-¦bap-¦tīz
-ed/-ing/-s
: to baptize over again : rechristen

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1637, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anabaptize was in 1637

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“Anabaptize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anabaptize. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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