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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
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have catechized
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Past Continuous
I was catechizing
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Past Perfect
I had catechized
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we had catechized
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Future
I will catechize
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Future Perfect
I will have catechized
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you will have catechized
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Future Continuous
I will be catechizing
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you will be catechizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been catechizing
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you have been catechizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been catechizing
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he/she/it will have been catechizing
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you will have been catechizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been catechizing
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he/she/it had been catechizing
we had been catechizing
you had been catechizing
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Conditional
I would catechize
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he/she/it would catechize
we would catechize
you would catechize
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Past Conditional
I would have catechized
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he/she/it would have catechized
we would have catechized
you would have catechized
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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
References in classic literature ?
Who gave you the right to catechize me on this or any other subject?
How to catechize patience was the challenge that Cyprian and the other African church leaders faced.
She uses these examples in an effort to catechize the students about the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
Hence it seemed good to send you this little book to reinforce and ensure your faith in Christ," (28) As mentioned above, this treatise was written with hopes to catechize and educate the Jews of the essentials of Christian faith.
If I were writing 1 Corinthians, I would have written, "whatsoever you catechize, whatsoever you sing in your hymnal"--I would have made this a very spiritual thing.
4:1) are entrusted with the duty to catechize those who have not yet been instructed in the truly orthodox rule of faith in order that they may boldly confess their faith in the midst of a faithful congregation, and to exclude those not yet properly catechized, as well as the manifestly impenitent.
Thus, one might say that, when the early Church sought to catechize others about their faith, one of the fundamental ways in which the Church did so was through stories of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and stories about Jesus telling stories.
One outcome of the Council of Trent--a council in which Spanish theologians played a major role--was recognition of the need to catechize the populace more diligently in order to counter the appeal of the Protestant reformers.
This, indeed, is excellent game when an actor/character goes out of his way to stage a one-man show, using as his dialogic agents Question and Answer to catechize, as in an "Absey book" on social difference, the elementary principles of upward mobility and haughty condescension.
At the same time we need to redouble our efforts to evangelize and catechize our people on the dignity of life and the wrongness of abortion.
She described lay ecclesial ministers as "servant leaders, men and women who are called to catechize and evangelize people they serve directly under the bishop.
We need to catechize the catechists and that includes priests," said the bishop.