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English definition of “baptize”

baptize

verb [T usually passive] (UK usually baptise)     /bæpˈtaɪz/
to make someone officially a member of the Christian Church in a service of baptism : [+ obj + noun ] Were you baptized a Catholic ? → Compare christenReligious practices
(Definition of baptize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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