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