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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
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be catechizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would catechize
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Past Conditional
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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?
This God catechizes in mysterious ways with the alphabet of the stars, the beauty of creation and the discoveries we humans make.
12) Furthermore, the concept reveals that this can be achieved if the church catechizes people and baptizes them, brings the Christians into communion with God in the sacraments (first of all, the Holy Communion), and helps each of them become holy in order to sanctify both people and nature.