meaning of baptize

baptize meaning in General Dictionary

to manage the sacrament of baptism to

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  • administer baptism to
  • to manage the sacrament of baptism to.
  • To christen ( because a name's fond of babies at their baptism); to offer a name to; to mention.
  • To sanctify; to consecrate.

baptize meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Old French batisier (11c.), from Latin baptizare, from Greek baptizein "immerse, plunge in water," in addition figuratively, "be over an individual's head" (indebted, etc.), "to-be soaked (in wine);" in Greek Christian usage, "baptize;" from baptein "to drop, steep, dye, color," from PIE root *gwabh- "to drop, sink." Christian baptism originally consisted in full immersion. Associated: Baptized; baptizing.


baptize meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To manage the sacrament of baptism to.

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  • (v. t.) To christen ( because a name is fond of infants at their particular baptism); to offer a name to; to-name.
  • (v. t.) To sanctify; to consecrate.

Sentence Examples with the word baptize

Their refusal, however, to baptize infants, and the formation of a separate church as the outcome of this refusal, brought upon them the condemnation of Zwingli, and a number of them were banished.

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