how to pronounce baptize


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baptize is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of baptize


  1. To ensure proper burning of a joint by moistening the exterior with saliva.
  2. To perform the sacrament of baptism by sprinkling or pouring water over someone or immersing them in water.
  3. To dedicate or christen.
  4. Of rum, brandy, or any other spirits, to dilute with water.

baptize frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word baptize occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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