What does the word catechise mean?

Usage examples for catechise

  1. Catechise him straight through, and his response was swift and accurate. – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  2. " When I misuse my time, Sir," he said-" Surely it will then be needful to catechise me on the manner in which I spend it,- but not till then!" – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli