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English Dictionary: catechising by the DICT Development Group
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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.
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