baptize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To admit into Christianity in the shape of baptism.
    • To clean or purify.
    • To start.
    • to offer a first or Christian title to; christen.
    • To administer the sacrament of baptism to.
    • To christen (because a name is fond of infants at their baptism); to offer a name to; to mention.
    • To sanctify; to consecrate.
    • To admit into Christianity by way of baptism.
    • To clean or purify.
    • To initiate.
    • To give an initial or Christian name to; christen.
    • to manage the sacrament of baptism to.
    • To christen (because a name is given to babies at their baptism); to give a name to; to mention.
    • To sanctify; to consecrate.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To administer baptism.
    • to manage baptism.
  • verb:
    • To sprinkle or pour water over, or even immerse in water, as a spiritual cleaning procedure inside rite of Christian baptism.
    • To dedicate or christen.
    • Of rum, brandy, or other spirits, to dilute with water.
    • assure correct burning of a joint by moistening the surface with saliva.
    • administer baptism to
    • To sprinkle or put liquid over, or even to submerge in liquid, as a spiritual cleaning procedure inside rite of Christian baptism.
    • To commit or christen.
    • Of rum, brandy, or just about any other spirits, to dilute with water.
    • To ensure correct burning of a joint by moistening the exterior with saliva.
    • administer baptism to
  • others:
    • to manage the rite of baptism to. See baptism.
    • To christen; title; denominate: with allusion toward naming of babies at baptism.
    • Occasionally spelled baptise.
    • To administer the rite of baptism to. See baptism.
    • To christen; title; denominate: with allusion on naming of infants at baptism.
    • Sometimes spelled baptise.

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