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catechize Explained

catechize at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1449, from L. catechizare, from Gk. katechizein "teach orally, instruct by word of mouth," from kata "thoroughly" + echein "to sound." Catechism "book of questions and answers about religion" is first attested 1509. Catechumen "new convert" is 15c. ///

catechize at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "catechize":
ask, beat into, brainwash, broaden the mind, civilize, condition,
demonstrate, direct, edify, educate, enlighten, examine,
give instruction, give lessons in, ground, guide, illumine, imbue,
implant, impregnate, impress, inculcate, indoctrinate, infix,
inform, infuse, inoculate, inquire, instill, instruct, interrogate,
interview, open the eyes, program, pump, query, question, quiz,
reeducate, school, set right, sharpen the wits, show, show how,
teach, teach a lesson, teach the rudiments, test, worm out of

Catechize at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Catechize \Cat"e*chize\, v. t.
See {Catechise}.

catechize at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: examine through questioning and answering [syn: {catechise}]
2: give religious instructions to [syn: {catechise}]

catechize at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* (UK) catechise


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » catechizare, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » κατηχίζειν|lang=grc, from Inter: term » κατηχέω||tr=katēkheō|to teach (orally)|lang=grc, from Inter: term » κατά|tr=kata||down|lang=grc + Inter: term » ἠχέω|tr=ēcheō||to sound, to resound|lang=grc.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈkatᵻkʌɪz/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-catechize.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-verb » catechiz|es

  • To give oral instruction, especially of religion; now specifically by the formal question-and-answer method; in the Church of England, to teach the catechism as preparation for confirmation.
    1. To question at length.
    2. 1910, Inter: w » Saki, ‘The Soul of Laploshka’, Reginald in Russia:
    3. : Putting a strong American inflection into the French which I usually talked with an unmistakeable British accent, I catechized the Baron as to the date of the church's building, its dimensions, and other details which an American tourist would be certain to want to know.


      Inter: trans-top » to question at length

  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|допрашивать|n|tr=doprášivatʼ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: l » ru|тщательно Inter: l » ru|выспрашивать (tščátelʼno vysprášyvatʼ){{n}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: ko » catechize
    Translation: ta » catechize
    Translation: vi » catechize
    Translation: zh » catechize