Definitions for baptizebæpˈtaɪz, ˈbæp taɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bap•tizebæpˈtaɪz, ˈbæp taɪz(v.)-tized, -tiz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism.

    Category: Religion

  2. to give a name to at baptism; christen.

    Category: Religion

  3. to initiate or dedicate by purifying.

    Category: Religion

  4. (v.i.)to administer baptism.

    Category: Religion

Origin of baptize:

1250–1300; ME < LL baptizāre < Gk baptízein to immerse


Princeton's WordNet

  1. baptize, baptise, christen(verb)

    administer baptism to

    "The parents had the child baptized"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. baptize(verb)æpˈtaɪz, ˈbæp taɪz

    to perform a baptism

    He was baptized as an adult.


  1. baptize(Verb)

    To sprinkle or pour water over, or to immerse in water, as a spiritual cleansing process in the rite of Christian baptism.

  2. baptize(Verb)

    To dedicate or christen.

  3. baptize(Verb)

    Of rum, brandy, or any other spirits, to dilute with water.

  4. baptize(Verb)

    To ensure proper burning of a joint by moistening the exterior with saliva.

  5. Origin: From βαπτίζω

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baptize(verb)

    to administer the sacrament of baptism to

  2. Baptize(verb)

    to christen ( because a name is given to infants at their baptism); to give a name to; to name

  3. Baptize(verb)

    to sanctify; to consecrate


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