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baptize

[ bap-tahyz, bap-tahyz ]
/ b忙p藞ta瑟z, 藞b忙p ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), bap路tized, bap路tiz路ing.
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.
verb (used without object), bap路tized, bap路tiz路ing.
to administer baptism.
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Also especially British, bap路tise .

Origin of baptize

1250鈥1300; Middle English <Late Latin baptiz膩re<Greek bapt铆zein to immerse (b谩pt(ein) to bathe + -izein-ize)

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British Dictionary definitions for baptize

baptize

baptise

/ (b忙p藞ta瑟z) /

verb
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 for baptize

C13: from Late Latin bapt墨z膩re, from Greek baptizein, from baptein to bathe, dip
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