- to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism: They baptized the new baby.
- to cleanse spiritually; initiate or dedicate by purifying.
- to give a name to at baptism; christen.
- to administer baptism.
Origin of baptize
Examples from the Web for baptised
She regularly attended the evangelical Citygate Church in Bournemouth and was baptised there.British Mother ‘Poisoned’ To Death By Pot
January 31, 2014
He was baptised in the Ouse, and became a professed member of the Baptist congregation.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
She was very anxious to come out and be baptised, but her age was the difficulty.
Or, having been baptised, should she not return home and live there as a Christian?
Katherine, baptised January 11, 1560 (Atherington Register).Clare Avery
Emily Sarah Holt
Item that he baptised her and gave her a new name and called her Caterine.The Witch-cult in Western Europe
Margaret Alice Murray
- Christianity to immerse (a person) in water or sprinkle water on (a person) as part of the rite of baptism
- (tr) to give a name to; christen
- (tr) to cleanse; purify
Word Origin and History for baptised
c.1300, from Old French batisier (11c.), from Latin baptizare, from Greek baptizein "to immerse, to dip in water," also used figuratively, e.g. "to be over one's head" (in debt, etc.), "to be soaked (in wine);" in Greek Christian usage, "baptize;" from baptein "to dip, steep, dye, color," from PIE root *gwabh- "to dip, sink." Christian baptism originally consisted in full immersion. Related: Baptized; baptizing.