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bap·tize

 (băp-tīz′, băp′tīz′)
v. bap·tized, bap·tiz·ing, bap·tiz·es
v.tr.
1. To admit into Christianity by means of baptism.
2.
a. To cleanse or purify.
b. To initiate.
3. To give a Christian name to a person; christen.
v.intr.
To administer baptism.

[Middle English baptizen, from Old French baptiser, from Late Latin baptīzāre, from Greek baptizein, from baptein, to dip.]

bap·tiz′er n.

baptize

(bæpˈtaɪz) or

baptise

vb
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity to immerse (a person) in water or sprinkle water on (a person) as part of the rite of baptism
2. (tr) to give a name to; christen
3. (tr) to cleanse; purify
[C13: from Late Latin baptīzāre, from Greek baptizein, from baptein to bathe, dip]

bap•tize

(bæpˈtaɪz, ˈbæp taɪz)

v. -tized, -tiz•ing. v.t.
1. to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism.
2. to give a name to at baptism; christen.
3. to initiate or dedicate by purifying.
v.i.
4. to administer baptism.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Late Latin baptizāre < Greek baptízein to immerse]
bap•tiz′er, n.

baptize


Past participle: baptized
Gerund: baptizing

Imperative
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Present
I baptize
you baptize
he/she/it baptizes
we baptize
you baptize
they baptize
Preterite
I baptized
you baptized
he/she/it baptized
we baptized
you baptized
they baptized
Present Continuous
I am baptizing
you are baptizing
he/she/it is baptizing
we are baptizing
you are baptizing
they are baptizing
Present Perfect
I have baptized
you have baptized
he/she/it has baptized
we have baptized
you have baptized
they have baptized
Past Continuous
I was baptizing
you were baptizing
he/she/it was baptizing
we were baptizing
you were baptizing
they were baptizing
Past Perfect
I had baptized
you had baptized
he/she/it had baptized
we had baptized
you had baptized
they had baptized
Future
I will baptize
you will baptize
he/she/it will baptize
we will baptize
you will baptize
they will baptize
Future Perfect
I will have baptized
you will have baptized
he/she/it will have baptized
we will have baptized
you will have baptized
they will have baptized
Future Continuous
I will be baptizing
you will be baptizing
he/she/it will be baptizing
we will be baptizing
you will be baptizing
they will be baptizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been baptizing
you have been baptizing
he/she/it has been baptizing
we have been baptizing
you have been baptizing
they have been baptizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been baptizing
you will have been baptizing
he/she/it will have been baptizing
we will have been baptizing
you will have been baptizing
they will have been baptizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been baptizing
you had been baptizing
he/she/it had been baptizing
we had been baptizing
you had been baptizing
they had been baptizing
Conditional
I would baptize
you would baptize
he/she/it would baptize
we would baptize
you would baptize
they would baptize
Past Conditional
I would have baptized
you would have baptized
he/she/it would have baptized
we would have baptized
you would have baptized
they would have baptized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.baptize - administer baptism tobaptize - administer baptism to; "The parents had the child baptized"
call, name - assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

baptize

verb
1. (Christianity) christen, cleanse, immerse, purify, besprinkle I think your mother was baptized a Catholic.
2. initiate, admit, introduce, invest, recruit, enrol, induct, indoctrinate, instate baptized into the Church of England

baptize

verb
To give a name or title to:
Translations
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døbenavngive
jatkaakastaalaimentaaristiä
skíra
baptizo
krikštaskrikštijimaskrikštokrikštyti
kristīt
krstiti
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baptize

[bæpˈtaɪz] VTbautizar
he was baptized Johnlo bautizaron con el nombre de Juan

baptize

[bæpˈtaɪz] baptise (British) vt [+ baby, child, adult] → baptiser
to be baptized as a Christian → recevoir le baptême chrétien

baptize

vttaufen

baptize

[bæpˈtaɪz] vtbattezzare

baptize,

baptise

(bӕpˈtaiz) verb
to dip (a person) in water, or sprinkle (someone) with water, as a symbol of acceptance into the Christian church, usually also giving him a name. She was baptized Mary but calls herself Jane.
ˈbaptism (-tizəm) noun
(an act of) baptizing. the baptism of the baby.
bapˈtismal adjective
References in classic literature ?
I ask the rather, and the more admire, For that to me thou seem'st the man whom late Our new baptizing Prophet at the ford Of Jordan honoured so, and called thee Son Of God.
Tess then stood erect with the infant on her arm beside the basin, the next sister held the Prayer-Book open before her, as the clerk at church held it before the parson; and thus the girl set about baptizing her child.
"You-all might as well get right down and take your baptizing. You-all might down me any other day in the year, but on my birthday I want you-all to know I'm the best man.
"And I drink `long life to your resolution', Teddy," cried Jo, baptizing him with a splash of lemonade, as she waved her glass and beamed approvingly upon him.
Yashua is the one doing the baptizing. John 1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost .My background is with the Apostolic Pentecostals, we like myself came on the scripture for the Jews.
John answered them all, saying, "I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming.
While Jesus and His disciples were baptizing in the Judean territory, so did John near Salim on the west bank of the Jordan River.
IN FEBRUARY, BISHOP Gabriel-Angel Rodriguez Millan, vicar-general of the diocese of Osma-Soria in Spain, published new guidelines for baptizing the children of same-sex couples, ABC-Spain reported.
Taking part in the traditional baptizing ritual for the first time, two friends - Alexander and Arkadi stated that the water purified them from their sins.
John was not called the Baptizer for nothing a[euro]" baptizing was his work and mission.