What does the word baptise mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • Same as BAPTIZE.

Usage examples for baptise

  1. Hither came St. Patrick to baptise Owen and his family; hither came St. Columba before his exile to Iona; hither captive Danes were dragged in triumph. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  2. From the walls above, a priest sometimes would lean down with a blessing, or draw up an infant newly born into all this misery, baptise it, and lower it again to die; but never a crumb of bread came out of starving Rouen. – The Story of Rouen by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  3. These are the names of the Powers who are over the Waters of Life: Michar and Micheu; and they baptise in the name of Barpharanges. – The Gnôsis of the Light by F. Lamplugh