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Topic: CHRISTIANITY

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: baptiser, from Late Latin, from Greek baptizein 'to dip, baptize', from baptein 'to dip'

baptize

verb
     
bap‧tize also baptise British English [transitive]
1RRC to perform the ceremony of baptism on someone [↪ christen]
2RRC to accept someone as a member of a particular Christian church by a ceremony of baptism:
He was baptized a Roman Catholic.
3RRC to give a child a name in a baptism ceremony:
She was baptized Jane.
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