Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See baptize.
- v. To sprinkle or pour water over, or to immerse in water, as a spiritual cleansing process in the rite of Christian baptism.
- v. figuratively To dedicate or christen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. same as baptize.
- v. administer baptism to
“Love which was implied in Christ's engagement to "baptise" all His followers "with fire," and the services should above all else, be such as would ensure the immediate conversion to God of all who came under their influence.”
“How do you "baptise" someone who ain't there to be baptised.”
“If I gave them enough alcohol, I'll bet I could get some to .. er .. "baptise" themselves in the names of others.”
“Then he tried to baptise me and threw water all over the window.”
“The church also places special emphasis on converting the dead: because of their belief that families are eternal, Mormons feel a duty to posthumously baptise ancestors so that all may be together in heaven.”
“I wouldn't want to baptise my own children, for example," he says.”
“PASTOR Michael Davis, of the Larose Christian Fellowship Church in Louisiana, finished his sermon, stripped down to his bathing trunks, exhorted the faithful to prepare for rebirth and stepped into the pool where he intended to baptise a dozen of his flock.”
“At the near-deserted site today, Torhild Tollefsen, 36, from Stavanger in Norway, persuaded officials to allow entry to her and her fiancé to collect some of the green stagnant water to baptise their future children.”
“Thus BCP Vicars were forbidden to discriminate about whom they would baptise – when all's said and done, the Vicar was only the Vicar, not God.”
“Much less be married by some dude you don't agree with and let him baptise your kids?”
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