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catechise


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catechise 
  v  1:  give  religious  instructions  to  [syn:  {catechize}] 
  2:  give  religious  instructions  to  [syn:  {catechize}] 
  3:  examine  through  questioning  and  answering  [syn:  {catechize}] 




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