catechize

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verb cat·e·chize \ˈka-tə-ˌkīz\

Definition of catechize

catechized

;

catechizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to instruct systematically especially by questions, answers, and explanations and corrections; specifically :  to give religious instruction in such a manner

  3. 2 :  to question systematically or searchingly

catechization

play \ˌka-ti-kə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

catechizer

play \ˈka-tə-ˌkī-zər\ noun

Examples of catechize in a Sentence

  1. her roommates catechized her about every detail of her date with her new boyfriend

  2. applicants are rigorously cathechized by the seminary's rector regarding their motives for joining the priesthood

Origin and Etymology of catechize

Late Latin catechizare, from Greek katēchein to teach, literally, to din into, from kata- cata- + ēchein to resound, from ēchē sound — more at echo



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