- renounce totally a religious belief once professed; to
forsake one's church, the faith or principles once held, or
the party to which one has previously adhered.
He apostatized from his old faith in facts, took to believing in ?emblances. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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apostatize — index bear false witness, quit (discontinue), secede, tergiversate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
apostatize — (v.) 1610s, from L.L. apostatizare, earlier apostatare, from apostata (see APOSTATE (Cf. apostate)). Related: Apostatized; apostatizing. The pp. form apostazied is attested from late 14c … Etymology dictionary
apostatize — (Amer.) a posÂ·taÂ·tize || tÉ™taÉªz v. abandon one s religion, be unfaithful to one s principles (also apostatise) … English contemporary dictionary
apostatize — [ə pästə tīz΄] vi. apostatized, apostatizing [ML apostatizare] to become an apostate … English World dictionary
apostatize — intransitive verb ( tized; tizing) Date: 1611 to commit apostasy … New Collegiate Dictionary
apostatize — apostatism /euh pos teuh tiz euhm/, n. /euh pos teuh tuyz /, v.i., apostatized, apostatizing. to commit apostasy. Also, esp. Brit., apostatise. [1545 55; < LL apostatizare. See APOSTATE, IZE] * * * … Universalium
apostatize — verb To give up or renounce ones position or belief. See Also: apostasy, apostate … Wiktionary
apostatize — Synonyms and related words: apostacize, betray, bolt, break away, change sides, defect, degenerate, desert, fall away, fall off, go over, let down, pull out, rat, renegade, renege, renounce, repudiate, run out on, secede, sell out, switch, switch … Moby Thesaurus
apostatize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To abandon one s cause or party usually to join another: defect, desert3, renegade, tergiversate, turn. Slang: rat. Idioms: change sides, turn one s coat. See APPROACH, TRUST … English dictionary for students
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