to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism:
They baptized the new baby.
to cleanse spiritually; initiate or dedicate by purifying.
to give a name to at baptism; christen.
to administer baptism.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, will baptise Prince George.
First Photograph of Prince George at Christening as Godparents Finally Named Tom Sykes October 22, 2013
Don’t you know that the midwife can baptise in case of need?
Plays by August Strindberg, Fourth Series August Strindberg
“I baptise it,” he said with a smile, and then he sighed deeply.
The Music Master Charles Klein
And the last of the twenty-nine duties prescribed by the teacher: ‘baptise your children if you would be called a true Bishnoi.’
The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India R. V. Russell
Second, he was trusted and it was required at his hands, to baptise the Son of Man.
Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
To that one replies that everyone is perfectly free to baptise his infant as he pleases.
The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry M. M. Pattison Muir
A little girl was born to Aga yesterday, and I was sent for to baptise it.
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol VII Various
He’s not going out in bluey specs with the sweat rolling off him to baptise blacks, is he?
Ulysses James Joyce
baptise your wonderful house yourself by filling it with happiness.
The Woman With The Fan Robert Hichens
Remove thy ban from my wife, and baptise her infant daughter, and I am content.
The Lancashire Witches William Harrison Ainsworth
(Christianity) to immerse (a person) in water or sprinkle water on (a person) as part of the rite of baptism
(transitive) to give a name to; christen
(transitive) to cleanse; purify
chiefly British English spelling of baptize; for spelling, see -ize. Related: Baptised; baptising.
c.1300, from Old French batisier (11c.), from Latin baptizare, from Greek baptizein “to immerse, to dip in water,” also used figuratively, e.g. “to be over one’s head” (in debt, etc.), “to be soaked (in wine);” in Greek Christian usage, “baptize;” from baptein “to dip, steep, dye, color,” from PIE root *gwabh- “to dip, sink.” Christian baptism originally consisted in full immersion. Related: Baptized; baptizing.
to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism: They baptized the new baby. to cleanse spiritually; initiate or dedicate by purifying. to give a name to at baptism; christen. to administer baptism. Contemporary Examples She regularly attended the evangelical Citygate Church in Bournemouth and was baptised there. […]
to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism: They baptized the new baby. to cleanse spiritually; initiate or dedicate by purifying. to give a name to at baptism; christen. to administer baptism. Historical Examples A well-known politician, who died only recently, was born in the village, and […]
Ecclesiastical. a ceremonial immersion in water, or application of water, as an initiatory rite or sacrament of the Christian church. any similar ceremony or action of initiation, dedication, etc. a trying or purifying experience or initiation. Christian Science. purification of thought and character. Contemporary Examples Had my baptism of fire my first day here when […]
- Baptism for the dead
the baptism of a living person in the place of and for the sake of one who has died unbaptized: now practiced chiefly by Mormons. only mentioned in 1 Cor. 15:29. This expression as used by the apostle may be equivalent to saying, “He who goes through a baptism of blood in order to join […]