verb (used with object), bap·tized, bap·tiz·ing.
verb (used without object), bap·tized, bap·tiz·ing.
Origin of baptize
Examples from the Web for baptised
She regularly attended the evangelical Citygate Church in Bournemouth and was baptised there.
Had Bloom and Stephen been baptised, and where and by whom, cleric or layman?Ulysses|James Joyce
Then if he who is a common man can be baptised, why may not I who am a prince?The Wizard|H. Rider Haggard
All who did not believe on Him, or were not baptised, would go to Hell, and burn for ever in a lake of fire.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for baptised
Word Origin for baptize
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.