Definitions for: Catechise

[v] examine through questioning and answering
[v] give religious instructions to

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]
1. To instruct by asking questions, receiving answers, and
offering explanations and corrections, -- esp. in regard
to points of religious faith.

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.

Synonyms: catechize

See Also: examine, instruct, learn, teach

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