Definition of baptize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

baptize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//bæpˈtaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæpˈtaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they baptize
BrE BrE//bæpˈtaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæpˈtaɪz//
 
he / she / it baptizes
BrE BrE//bæpˈtaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæpˈtaɪzɪz//
 
past simple baptized
BrE BrE//bæpˈtaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæpˈtaɪzd//
 
past participle baptized
BrE BrE//bæpˈtaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæpˈtaɪzd//
 
-ing form baptizing
BrE BrE//bæpˈtaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæpˈtaɪzɪŋ//
 
Babies, Religious ceremonies
 
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[usually passive] baptize somebody (+ noun) to give somebody baptism She was baptized Mary. I was baptized a Catholic. see also christen See related entries: Babies, Religious ceremonies Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin baptizare, from Greek baptizein ‘immerse, baptize’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: baptize