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


First Known Use: 15th century


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