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apostatize

[uh-pos-tuh-tahyz] /əˈpɒs təˌtaɪz/
verb (used without object), apostatized, apostatizing.
1.
to commit apostasy.
Also, especially British, apostatise.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Late Latin apostatīzāre. See apostate, -ize
Related forms
apostatism
[uh-pos-tuh-tiz-uh m] /əˈpɒs təˌtɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
unapostatized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apostatize

apostatize

/əˈpɒstəˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to forsake or abandon one's belief, faith, or allegiance
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Word Origin and History for apostatize
v.

1610s, from Late Latin apostatizare, earlier apostatare, from apostata (see apostate). Related: Apostatized; apostatizing. The past participle form apostazied is attested from late 14c.

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