meaning of apostatize

apostatize meaning in General Dictionary

To renounce completely a religious belief when professed to forsake ones church the faith or principles when held or even the party that one has formerly followed

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  • abandon an individual's beliefs or allegiances
  • To renounce totally a religious belief when professed; to forsake your church, the belief or concepts once held, or the party to which you have previously adhered.

apostatize meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, from belated Latin apostatizare, previous apostatare, from apostata (see apostate). Associated: Apostatized; apostatizing. The past participle form apostazied is attested from belated 14c.


apostatize meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) To renounce totally a religious belief once professed; to forsake a person's church, the belief or maxims as soon as presented, and/or celebration to which you have previously followed.


Sentence Examples with the word apostatize

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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