2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Catechise \Cat"e*chise\, verb (used with an object) [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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: give religious instructions to [syn: {catechize}, {catechise}]

2: examine through questioning and answering [syn: {catechize}, {catechise}]

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