baptize

[bap-tahyz, bap-tahyz]
verb (used with object), baptized, baptizing.
1.
to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism: They baptized the new baby.
2.
to cleanse spiritually; initiate or dedicate by purifying.
3.
to give a name to at baptism; christen.
verb (used without object), baptized, baptizing.
4.
to administer baptism.
Also, especially British, baptise.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Late Latin baptizāre < Greek baptízein to immerse (bápt(ein) to bathe + -izein -ize)

baptizable, adjective
baptizement, noun
baptizer, noun
rebaptize, verb, rebaptized, rebaptizing.
self-baptizer, noun
unbaptized, adjective
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baptize or baptise (bæpˈtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  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]
 
baptise or baptise
 
vb
 
[C13: from Late Latin baptīzāre, from Greek baptizein, from baptein to bathe, dip]

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Word Origin & History

baptize
c.1300, from O.Fr. batisier (11c.), from L. baptizare, from Gk. 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 Gk. Christian usage, "baptize;" from baptein "to dip, steep, dye, color," from PIE base *gwabh- "to
dip, sink." Christian baptism originally consisted in full immersion. Related: Baptismal (adj., 1640s).
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Example sentences for baptized
By submersion only typical candidates are baptized at district and circuit conventions.
As by one spirit we were all baptized, so we are also made to drink of one spirit.
In such cases they are considered saved but not church members until baptized.
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