Definition of baptize
Examples of baptize in a sentence
The priest baptized the baby.
She was baptized at the age of 20.
Variants of baptize
Origin and Etymology 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
BAPTIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of baptize for English Language Learners
: 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
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