Baptize vs Purify - What's the difference?

baptize | purify |


As verbs the difference between baptize and purify

is that baptize is to sprinkle or pour water over, or to immerse in water, as a spiritual cleansing process in the rite of christian baptism while purify is to cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities.

baptize

English

Alternative forms

* baptise

Verb

(baptiz)
  • To sprinkle or pour water over, or to immerse in water, as a spiritual cleansing process in the rite of Christian baptism.
  • To dedicate or christen.
  • Of rum, brandy, or any other spirits, to dilute with water.
  • (slang) To ensure proper burning of a joint by moistening the exterior with saliva.
  • Synonyms

    * christen

    Derived terms

    * baptization

    purify

    English

    Verb

  • To cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities
  • To free (someone) from guilt or sin
  • Antonyms

    * defile