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    Word differences

    Hello, I'm looking for an answer and I hope that this page teachers can help me. What's the differences between these words? Baptize, baptise, christen. If I have made any mistake please correct. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Word differences

    Baptism and christening are basically synonyms for a Christian rite. The definitions can be found at OneLook Dictionary.
    Baptize and baptise are variations in spelling of the same word.

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    Re: Word differences

    I think you will find "christen" used more in contexts not talking about the Christian baptism ritual.

    We christen ships. We baptize babies.

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