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catechize

[ kat-i-kahyz ]
/ 藞k忙t 瑟藢ka瑟z /
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verb (used with object), cat路e路chized, cat路e路chiz路ing.
to instruct orally by means of questions and answers, especially in Christian doctrine.
to question with reference to belief.
to question closely.
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Also especially British, cat路e路chise .

Origin of catechize

1375鈥1425; late Middle English <Late Latin cat膿chiz膩re<Greek kat膿ch铆zein to make (someone) learn by teaching orally, equivalent to kat膿ch(e卯n) to teach orally (see catechist) + -izein-ize

OTHER WORDS FROM catechize

cat路e路chiz路a路ble, adjectivecat路e路chi路za路tion, nouncat路e路chiz路er, nounun路cat路e路chized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for catechize

catechize

catechise

/ (藞k忙t瑟藢ka瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to teach or examine by means of questions and answers
to give oral instruction in Christianity, esp by using a catechism
to put questions to (someone)

Derived forms of catechize

catechist, catechizer or catechiser, nouncatechistic or catechistical, adjectivecatechistically, adverbcatechization or catechisation, noun

Word Origin for catechize

C15: from Late Latin cat膿chiz膩re, from Greek kat膿khizein, from kat膿khein to instruct orally, literally: to shout down, from kata- down + 膿khein to sound
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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