Catechise
Catechise Cat"e*chise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Catechised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Catechising}.] [L. catechizare, Gr. ?, equiv. to ? to resound, sound a thing into one's ears, impress it upon one by word of mouth; ? + ? to sound, ? a sound.] [1913 Webster] 1. To instruct by asking questions, receiving answers, and offering explanations and corrections, -- esp. in regard to points of religious faith. [1913 Webster]

2. To question or interrogate; to examine or try by questions; -- sometimes with a view to reproof, by eliciting from a person answers which condemn his own conduct. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


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  • catechise — (Brit.) v. instruct using questions and answers; question thoroughly; (in Christianity) give religious instructions to a person using questions and answers (also catechize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catechise — v. a. Question, interrogate, examine, put questions to …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • catechise — cat·e·chise …   English syllables

  • catechise — /ˈkætəkaɪz / (say katuhkuyz) verb (t) (catechised, catechising) 1. to instruct orally by means of questions and answers, especially in Christian doctrine. 2. to question with reference to belief. 3. to question closely or excessively. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • catechise — verb 1. give religious instructions to • Syn: ↑catechize • Derivationally related forms: ↑catechism, ↑catechism (for: ↑catechize) • Hypernyms: ↑teach …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catechised — Catechise Cat e*chise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Catechised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Catechising}.] [L. catechizare, Gr. ?, equiv. to ? to resound, sound a thing into one s ears, impress it upon one by word of mouth; ? + ? to sound, ? a sound.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catechising — Catechise Cat e*chise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Catechised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Catechising}.] [L. catechizare, Gr. ?, equiv. to ? to resound, sound a thing into one s ears, impress it upon one by word of mouth; ? + ? to sound, ? a sound.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chisé — catéchisé franchisé hiérarchisé …   Dictionnaire des rimes

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