Apostatize

  • 1 Apostatize — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 apostatize — index bear false witness, quit (discontinue), secede, tergiversate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 apostatize — (Amer.) a pos·ta·tize || tÉ™taɪz v. abandon one s religion, be unfaithful to one s principles (also apostatise) …

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  • 5 apostatize — [ə pästə tīz΄] vi. apostatized, apostatizing [ML apostatizare] to become an apostate …

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  • 6 apostatize — intransitive verb ( tized; tizing) Date: 1611 to commit apostasy …

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  • 7 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] * * * …

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  • 8 apostatize — verb To give up or renounce ones position or belief. See Also: apostasy, apostate …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 apostatize —   …

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  • 12 apostatize — or apostatise ə pɒstətʌɪz verb renounce a belief or principle …

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  • 13 apostatize — v. n. Become an apostate, foreswear one s faith or fealty, be a traitor, etc …

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  • 14 apostatize — v 1.(all used in reference to faith or principles) desert, abandon, forsake, forswear, reject, discard, relinquish; renounce, abjure, repudiate, disown; depart from, withdraw from, secede. 2. defect, change sides, go over, bolt, shift ground,… …

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  • 15 apostatize — apos·ta·tize …

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  • 16 apostatize — a•pos•ta•tize [[t]əˈpɒs təˌtaɪz[/t]] v. i. tized, tiz•ing to commit apostasy • Etymology: 1545–55; < LL a•pos′ta•tism, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 apostatize — v.intr. (also ise) renounce a former belief, adherence, etc. Etymology: med.L apostatizare f. apostata: see APOSTATE …

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  • 18 Apostatized — Apostatize 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 Apostatizing — Apostatize 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 apostatized — apostatize (Amer.) a pos·ta·tize || tÉ™taɪz v. abandon one s religion, be unfaithful to one s principles (also apostatise) …

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