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 over, tergiversate, turn, turn against, turn cloak, turn traitor

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  • 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

  • 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 pos·ta·tize || tÉ™taɪz 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 — (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

  • apostatize —   …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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