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cat·e·chize

 (kăt′ĭ-kīz′)
tr.v. cat·e·chized, cat·e·chiz·ing, cat·e·chiz·es
1. To teach the principles of Christian dogma, discipline, and ethics by means of questions and answers.
2. To question or examine closely or methodically: "Boswell was eternally catechizing him on all kinds of subjects" (Thomas Macaulay).

[Middle English catecizen, from Old French catechiser, from Medieval Latin catēchizāre, from Late Greek katēkhizein, from Greek katēkhein : kata-, down, off, out; see cata- + ēkhein, to sound (from ēkhē, sound).]

cat′e·chi·za′tion (-kĭ-zā′shən) n.
cat′e·chiz′er n.

catechize

(ˈkætɪˌkaɪz) or

catechise

vb (tr)
1. to teach or examine by means of questions and answers
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to give oral instruction in Christianity, esp by using a catechism
3. to put questions to (someone)
[C15: from Late Latin catēchizāre, from Greek katēkhizein, from katēkhein to instruct orally, literally: to shout down, from kata- down + ēkhein to sound]
ˈcatechist, ˈcateˌchizer, ˈcateˌchiser n
ˌcateˈchistic, ˌcateˈchistical adj
ˌcateˈchistically adv
ˌcatechiˈzation, ˌcatechiˈsation n

cat•e•chize

(ˈkæt ɪˌkaɪz)

v. -chized, -chiz•ing. v.t.
1. to instruct or teach by use of catechism.
2. to question closely.
v.i.
3. to instruct in catechism.
[1375–1425; < Late Latin catēchizāre < Greek katēchízein to teach orally, instruct, for earlier katēcheîn]
cat′e•chiz`er, n.

catechize


Past participle: catechized
Gerund: catechizing

Imperative
catechize
catechize
Present
I catechize
you catechize
he/she/it catechizes
we catechize
you catechize
they catechize
Preterite
I catechized
you catechized
he/she/it catechized
we catechized
you catechized
they catechized
Present Continuous
I am catechizing
you are catechizing
he/she/it is catechizing
we are catechizing
you are catechizing
they are catechizing
Present Perfect
I have catechized
you have catechized
he/she/it has catechized
we have catechized
you have catechized
they have catechized
Past Continuous
I was catechizing
you were catechizing
he/she/it was catechizing
we were catechizing
you were catechizing
they were catechizing
Past Perfect
I had catechized
you had catechized
he/she/it had catechized
we had catechized
you had catechized
they had catechized
Future
I will catechize
you will catechize
he/she/it will catechize
we will catechize
you will catechize
they will catechize
Future Perfect
I will have catechized
you will have catechized
he/she/it will have catechized
we will have catechized
you will have catechized
they will have catechized
Future Continuous
I will be catechizing
you will be catechizing
he/she/it will be catechizing
we will be catechizing
you will be catechizing
they will be catechizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been catechizing
you have been catechizing
he/she/it has been catechizing
we have been catechizing
you have been catechizing
they have been catechizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been catechizing
you will have been catechizing
he/she/it will have been catechizing
we will have been catechizing
you will have been catechizing
they will have been catechizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been catechizing
you had been catechizing
he/she/it had been catechizing
we had been catechizing
you had been catechizing
they had been catechizing
Conditional
I would catechize
you would catechize
he/she/it would catechize
we would catechize
you would catechize
they would catechize
Past Conditional
I would have catechized
you would have catechized
he/she/it would have catechized
we would have catechized
you would have catechized
they would have catechized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.catechize - examine through questioning and answering
examine - question closely
2.catechize - give religious instructions to
instruct, teach, learn - impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
Translations

catechize

[ˈkætɪkaɪz] VTcatequizar

catechize

vtkatechisieren

catechize

[ˈkætɪˌkaɪz] vtcatechizzare
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