Verb apostatize Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


apostatize (third-person singular simple present apostatizes, present participle apostatizing, simple past and past participle apostatized)

  1. To give up or renounce one's position or belief.

More definition: commit apostasy.

1. (intransitive) to forsake or abandon one's belief, faith, or allegiance Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1610s, from Late Latin apostatizare, earlier apostatare, from apostata (see apostate). Related, Apostatized; apostatizing. The past participle form apostazied is attested from late 14c.


Epiphanes by the priest Eleazar, the seven brothers and their mother - all of whom chose torture and death rather than apostatize from the faith.

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