The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, will baptise Prince George.
Don't you know that the midwife can baptise in case of need?
"I baptise it," he said with a smile, and then he sighed deeply.
And the last of the twenty-nine duties prescribed by the teacher: ‘baptise your children if you would be called a true Bishnoi.’
Second, he was trusted and it was required at his hands, to baptise the Son of Man.
To that one replies that everyone is perfectly free to baptise his infant as he pleases.
A little girl was born to Aga yesterday, and I was sent for to baptise it.
He's not going out in bluey specs with the sweat rolling off him to baptise blacks, is he?
baptise your wonderful house yourself by filling it with happiness.
Remove thy ban from my wife, and baptise her infant daughter, and I am content.
c.1300, from Old French batisier (11c.), from Latin baptizare, from Greek baptizein "to immerse, to dip in water," also used figuratively, e.g. "to be over one's head" (in debt, etc.), "to be soaked (in wine);" in Greek Christian usage, "baptize;" from baptein "to dip, steep, dye, color," from PIE root *gwabh- "to dip, sink." Christian baptism originally consisted in full immersion. Related: Baptized; baptizing.