verb (used with object), cat·e·chized, cat·e·chiz·ing.
Origin of catechize
Examples from the Web for catechize
You want me to catechize the woman because you are afraid to do so.Wanted: A Cook|Alan Dale
But the worst will be to catechize us as if we were witnesses in court.The Brightener|C. N. Williamson
It was probably the general custom to catechize the children in the afternoon.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England|Edward L. Cutts
It was his habit to walk when he talked, and he knew the general had come to catechize him.A Certain Rich Man|William Allen White
If Ministers are bound to catechize; then people are bound to be catechized.A Vindication of the Presbyteriall-Government and Ministry|Ministers and Elders of the London Provinciall Assembly
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.