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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. give religious instructions to;
[syn: catechize, catechise]

2. examine through questioning and answering;
[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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To instruct by asking questions, receiving answers, and offering explanations and corrections, -- esp. in regard to points of religious faith. [1913 Webster] 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 conduct. --Swift. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

catechise v 1: give religious instructions to [syn: catechize, catechise] 2: examine through questioning and answering [syn: catechize, catechise]