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To give a name or nickname to
“Squire Martin, one of the most prominent citizens in his district, was converted, and wanted me to baptize him as John.”
To perform the sacrament of baptism by sprinkling or pouring water over someone
“The different Christian sects baptize children according to their own religious traditions.”
To purify or cleanse someone of their sins through the ritual of baptism
To inaugurate into an office or an organization, especially ceremonially
To admit (someone) into a specified Church by baptism
“He himself was brought up a Muslim but had been baptized into the African Church, an indigenous separatist movement, at the urging of his uncle Amos Elegbede.”
To plunge into, under, or within anything, especially a fluid
To celebrate, extol, or proclaim the glory of
To change another's belief, especially regarding religion
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