What does baptize mean?

Definitions for baptize
bæpˈtaɪz, ˈbæp taɪzbap·tize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baptize, baptise, christenverb

    administer baptism to

    "The parents had the child baptized"


  1. baptizeverb

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

  2. baptizeverb

    To dedicate or christen.

  3. baptizeverb

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

  4. baptizeverb

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

  5. Etymology: From βαπτίζω

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To BAPTIZEverb

    To christen; to administer the sacrament of baptism.

    Etymology: baptiser, Fr. from βαϖτίζω.

    He to them shall leave in charge,
    To teach all nations what of him they learn’d,
    And his salvation; them who shall believe,
    Baptizing in the profluent stream, the sign
    Of washing them from guilt of sin, to life
    Pure, and in mind prepar’d, if so befal,
    For death, like that which the Redeemer dy’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    Let us reflect that we are christians; that we are called by the name of the Son of God, and baptized into an irreconcileable enmity with sin, the world, and the devil. John Rogers.


  1. baptize

    Baptize is a religious sacrament or ritual act, often marked by an immersion, application or sprinkling of water, that admits one as a full member of a Christian church. It is seen as a symbol of purification, consecration, or initiation and often signifies an individual's public declaration of faith or commitment to a particular religious path or doctrine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baptizeverb

    to administer the sacrament of baptism to

  2. Baptizeverb

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

  3. Baptizeverb

    to sanctify; to consecrate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of baptize in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of baptize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of baptize in a Sentence

  1. Tinessa Hogan:

    I don't know what her personal beliefs are. We have similar information … that she was in the canal, that she was offering to baptize people in the neighborhood. That is an angle that we're exploring, again, we reach out to the community for information on that particular subject.

  2. Pei Xia Chen:

    I believe she’s a gift from God, that’s the reason I wanted to baptize her. She’s like an angel to me, and she changed my life.

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