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bap·tize

baptize

 
pronunciation:
baep taIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: baptizes, baptizing, baptized
definition 1: to perform the Christian ceremony of dipping in or sprinkling with water as a symbol of becoming a member of the church.
similar words:
christen
definition 2: to give a Christian name to by means of this ceremony.
The baby was baptized John, after the prophet.
similar words:
christen
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derivation: baptizer (n.)
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