anabaptize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek [Term?] (again) + [Term?] (to baptize). See baptize and Anabaptist.

Verb[edit]

anabaptize (third-person singular simple present anabaptizes, present participle anabaptizing, simple past and past participle anabaptized)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To baptize or christen again; to rename.
    • 1654, Richard Whitlock, Zootomia; Or, Observations on the Present Manners of the English
      To say truth, though some call their profound Ignorances, New Lights, they were better Anabaptised into the Appellation of Extinguishers; carryed about with every winde.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for anabaptize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)