catechise

catechize

[kat-i-kahyz]
verb (used with object), catechized, catechizing.
1.
to instruct orally by means of questions and answers, especially in Christian doctrine.
2.
to question with reference to belief.
3.
to question closely.
Also, especially British, catechise.


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin catēchizāre < Greek katēchízein to make (someone) learn by teaching orally, equivalent to katēch(eîn) to teach orally (see catechist) + -izein -ize

catechizable, adjective
catechization, noun
catechizer, noun
uncatechized, adjective


3. interrogate, quiz, examine, probe.
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catechize or catechise (ˈkætɪˌkaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to teach or examine by means of questions and answers
2.  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]
 
catechise or catechise
 
vb
 
[C15: from Late Latin catēchizāre, from Greek katēkhizein, from katēkhein to instruct orally, literally: to shout down, from kata- down + ēkhein to sound]
 
'catechist or catechise
 
n
 
'catechizer or catechise
 
n
 
'catechiser or catechise
 
n
 
cate'chistic or catechise
 
adj
 
cate'chistical or catechise
 
adj
 
cate'chistically or catechise
 
adv
 
catechi'zation or catechise
 
n
 
catechi'sation or catechise
 
n

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catechize
c.1449, from L. catechizare, from Gk. katekhizein "teach orally, instruct by word of mouth," from kata "thoroughly" + ekhein "to sound."
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