1. [syn: baptize, baptise, christen]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Baptize \Bap*tize"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baptized; p. pr. &
vb. n. Baptizing.] [F. baptiser, L. baptizare, fr. Gr.
bapti`zein. See Baptism.]
1. To administer the sacrament of baptism to.
2. To christen (because a name is given to infants at their
baptism); to give a name to; to name.
I'll be new baptized;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo. --Shak.
3. To sanctify; to consecrate.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: administer baptism to; "The parents had the child baptized"
[syn: baptize, baptise, christen]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
83 Moby Thesaurus words for "baptize":
adulterate, asperge, asperse, attenuate, bath, bathe, bury, call,
christen, cleanse, cut, define, deluge, denominate, designate,
dilute, dip, douche, douse, drown, dub, duck, dunk, engulf,
entitle, flush, flush out, gargle, holystone, identify, immerge,
immerse, inundate, irrigate, label, lather, launder, lave, merge,
mop, mop up, name, nickname, nominate, overwhelm, plunge in water,
purify, rarefy, reduce, regenerate, rinse, rinse out,
ritually immerse, scour, scrub, scrub up, shampoo, shower, sink,
sluice, sluice out, soap, souse, specify, sponge, sprinkle, style,
submerge, submerse, swab, syringe, tag, term, thin, title, toivel,
tub, wash, wash out, wash up, water, water down, whelm