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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
baptize (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to administer to - baptism
2.
a) to purify or cleanse spiritually especially by a purging experience or ordeal
b) - initiate
3.
intransitive verb
to give a name to (as at baptism) - christen to administer baptism
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
baptize (verb)
1.
to give a name to
SYNONIMS:
baptize, call, christen, clepe, denominate, designate, dub, entitle, label, nominate, style, term, title
RELATED WORDS:
brand, stigmatize, tag; denote, specify; miscall, misname, mistitle; code-name, nickname; rechristen, relabel, rename; surname
baptize (verb)
2.
to put into an office or welcome into an organization with special ceremonies
SYNONIMS:
baptize, inaugurate, induct, initiate, instate, invest, seat
RELATED WORDS:
swear in; consecrate, enshrine; accept, admit, receive, take in; enlist, enroll ( enrol)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
can, discharge, fire, terminate; muster out
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