Meaning of baptize
Pronunciation: (bap-tīz', bap'tīz), [key]
— v., -tized, -tiz•ing.
- 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.
- baptize (Thesaurus)