[syn: catechize, catechise]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Catechise \Cat"e*chise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Catechised; p.
pr. & vb. n. Catechising.] [L. catechizare, Gr. ?, equiv.
to ? to resound, sound a thing into one's ears, impress it
upon one by word of mouth; ? + ? to sound, ? a sound.]
1. To instruct by asking questions, receiving answers, and
offering explanations and corrections, -- esp. in regard
to points of religious faith.
2. To question or interrogate; to examine or try by
questions; -- sometimes with a view to reproof, by
eliciting from a person answers which condemn his own
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: give religious instructions to [syn: catechize,
2: examine through questioning and answering [syn: catechize,