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Meaning of APOSTATIZE

Pronunciation:  u'pâstu`tIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
 

APOSTATIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: apostatise, tergiversate
 
 See Also: renounce, repudiate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*pos"ta*tize\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Apostatized};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Apostatizing}.] [LL. apostatizare.]
To 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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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 over, tergiversate, turn, turn against, turn cloak, turn traitor
 

 

 

 

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