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baptize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
baptizebap‧tize (also baptise British English) /bæpˈtaɪz $ ˈbæptaɪz/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 RRCto perform the ceremony of baptism on someonechristen2 RRCto accept someone as a member of a particular Christian church by a ceremony of baptism 🔊 He was baptized a Roman Catholic.3 RRCNAME OF A PERSONto give a child a name in a baptism ceremony 🔊 She was baptized Jane.
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Examples from the Corpus
baptizeIt is still a sore point with both grandparents that neither Alice nor Henry have been baptized.She says she is, and we will not be unevenly yoked; before the marriage ceremony, we will baptize Akiko.Amy was baptized Amelia, but always called Amy.Anna had me baptized by a Catholic priest.Immediately following mass, she confessed her sins and was baptized by the bishop.The Tuolumne is where many rafters get baptized by the cool, clear and pounding rapids.Both boys were baptized Catholic.After assisting in the burial of a martyr, this newly baptized soldier was taken before the emperor.
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Verb table
baptize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybaptize
he, she, itbaptizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybaptized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave baptized
he, she, ithas baptized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad baptized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill baptize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have baptized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam baptizing
he, she, itis baptizing
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you, we, theyare baptizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas baptizing
you, we, theywere baptizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been baptizing
he, she, ithas been baptizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been baptizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be baptizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been baptizing
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