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Definition of baptize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//bæpˈtaɪz//
[usually passive] baptize somebody (+ noun)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they baptize
he / she / it baptizes
past simple baptized
-ing form baptizing
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to give someone baptism She was baptized Mary. I was baptized a Catholic. see also christen
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