Definitions for baptizebæpˈtaɪz, ˈbæp taɪz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bap•tizebæpˈtaɪz, ˈbæp taɪz(v.)-tized, -tiz•ing.
(v.t.)to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism.
to give a name to at baptism; christen.
to initiate or dedicate by purifying.
(v.i.)to administer baptism.
Origin of baptize:
1250–1300; ME < LL baptizāre < Gk baptízein to immerse
baptize, baptise, christen(verb)
administer baptism to
"The parents had the child baptized"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
baptize(verb)æpˈtaɪz, ˈbæp taɪz
to perform a baptism
He was baptized as an adult.
To sprinkle or pour water over, or to immerse in water, as a spiritual cleansing process in the rite of Christian baptism.
To dedicate or christen.
Of rum, brandy, or any other spirits, to dilute with water.
To ensure proper burning of a joint by moistening the exterior with saliva.
Origin: From βαπτίζω
to administer the sacrament of baptism to
to christen ( because a name is given to infants at their baptism); to give a name to; to name
to sanctify; to consecrate
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