baptize baptize  /bæp ˈtaɪz/


  • (v) administer baptism to



  1. When he appeared in church to be godfather at a baptism, the priest, Don Alfonso Manocchio, declared Fanelli unacceptable and refused to baptize the baby.
  2. Henry Dunster declined to baptize his son, believing that only adults should be baptized.
  3. But the majority also still get married in church, have Sunday lunch with their parents, baptize their children, and spend a summer week in the pueblo from which their family came.



  1. "Obviously a handful of our church leaders are still upset and would like to see the church never ordain and never baptize a gay or lesbian person," Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in Burlington. "We need to refocus on more...
    on Nov 3, 2007 By: Katharine Jefferts Schori Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "If you were going to write a script, you don't want to baptize a quarterback there," Holtz said. "It's not where you want to break in a new punter as well."
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: Skip Holtz Source:

  3. "To baptize a plane is to give wings to a dream", said Mayor of Madrid Alberto Ruiz Gallardón today at the presentation of the Madrid 2016 official aeroplane. "The Airbus 321 will take off on 30 September, and will return, I hope, on...
    on Sep 8, 2009 By: Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Source: SFCPressPoint (press release)

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repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /