verb (used with object), cat·e·chized, cat·e·chiz·ing.
Origin of catechize
Examples from the Web for catechise
We may demand the credentials of every creed and catechise all the catechisms.The Professor at the Breakfast Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
Neither the Judge nor Mrs. Brice were people one could catechise.The Crisis, Complete|Winston Churchill
It will avail nothing to catechise the secretive Paul, who is garrulous upon irrelevant hallucinations only.Oswald Langdon|Carson Jay Lee
Phillis and Dulce used to catechise him sometimes; but his replies were always evasive.Not Like Other Girls|Rosa N. Carey
I used to catechise them at first, starting the subject myself.Life of John Coleridge Patteson|Charlotte M. Yonge
Word Origin for catechize
early 15c., from Church Latin catechizare "to teach by word of mouth" (also source of French catéchiser, Spanish catequizar, Italian catechizzare), from Greek katekhizein "teach orally, instruct by word of mouth," from katekhein "to resound" (see catechesis). Related: Catechized; catechizing.