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a·pos·ta·tize

 (ə-pŏs′tə-tīz′)
intr.v. a·pos·ta·tized, a·pos·ta·tiz·ing, a·pos·ta·tiz·es
To abandon one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.

apostatize

(əˈpɒstəˌtaɪz) or

apostatise

vb
(intr) to forsake or abandon one's belief, faith, or allegiance

a•pos•ta•tize

(əˈpɒs təˌtaɪz)

v.i. -tized, -tiz•ing.
to commit apostasy.
[1545–55; < Late Latin]
a•pos′ta•tism, n.

apostatize


Past participle: apostatized
Gerund: apostatizing

Imperative
apostatize
apostatize
Present
I apostatize
you apostatize
he/she/it apostatizes
we apostatize
you apostatize
they apostatize
Preterite
I apostatized
you apostatized
he/she/it apostatized
we apostatized
you apostatized
they apostatized
Present Continuous
I am apostatizing
you are apostatizing
he/she/it is apostatizing
we are apostatizing
you are apostatizing
they are apostatizing
Present Perfect
I have apostatized
you have apostatized
he/she/it has apostatized
we have apostatized
you have apostatized
they have apostatized
Past Continuous
I was apostatizing
you were apostatizing
he/she/it was apostatizing
we were apostatizing
you were apostatizing
they were apostatizing
Past Perfect
I had apostatized
you had apostatized
he/she/it had apostatized
we had apostatized
you had apostatized
they had apostatized
Future
I will apostatize
you will apostatize
he/she/it will apostatize
we will apostatize
you will apostatize
they will apostatize
Future Perfect
I will have apostatized
you will have apostatized
he/she/it will have apostatized
we will have apostatized
you will have apostatized
they will have apostatized
Future Continuous
I will be apostatizing
you will be apostatizing
he/she/it will be apostatizing
we will be apostatizing
you will be apostatizing
they will be apostatizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been apostatizing
you have been apostatizing
he/she/it has been apostatizing
we have been apostatizing
you have been apostatizing
they have been apostatizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been apostatizing
you will have been apostatizing
he/she/it will have been apostatizing
we will have been apostatizing
you will have been apostatizing
they will have been apostatizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been apostatizing
you had been apostatizing
he/she/it had been apostatizing
we had been apostatizing
you had been apostatizing
they had been apostatizing
Conditional
I would apostatize
you would apostatize
he/she/it would apostatize
we would apostatize
you would apostatize
they would apostatize
Past Conditional
I would have apostatized
you would have apostatized
he/she/it would have apostatized
we would have apostatized
you would have apostatized
they would have apostatized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.apostatize - abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
repudiate, disown, renounce - cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"

apostatize

verb
To abandon one's cause or party usually to join another:
Slang: rat.
Idioms: change sides, turn one's coat.
Translations

apostatize

[əˈpɒstətaɪz] VIapostatar (from de)

apostatize

vi (from church, faith, party) → abfallen, sich lossagen (from von)
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