Apostatize



to commit .
Historical Examples

The Saints did continue to suffer much persecution, some did apostatize, others did die of exposure, disease and privation.
Cowley’s Talks on Doctrine Matthias F. Cowley

But his wife and one of his daughters refused to apostatize with him.
The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.

God grant that under like persecution I do not apostatize more deeply.
God Wills It! William Stearns Davis

The upshot was that he advised Nathan not to apostatize too suddenly.
A Daughter of Eve Honore de Balzac

He then returned to Cologne, where he again met Bucer and Melanchthon, who were endeavoring to induce the bishop to apostatize.
The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell

This was an eye-sore to the law-church, who deemed the very existence of these men, who refused to apostatize, a libel on her.
Handbook of Freethought Various

He was immediately cast into prison, and alternate threats and promises were employed to induce him to apostatize.
Mary, Help of Christians Various

This was an eye-sore to the Law-Church, who deemed the very existence of these men who had refused to apostatize, a libel on her.
Two Addresses Nicholas Rigby

In former times, the Christians who refused to apostatize were summarily consigned to execution.
The Ignatian Epistles Entirely Spurious William Dool Killen

Thus the import of the question is: Is it natural to apostatize and never to repent of it?
The Expositor’s Bible: The Prophecies of Jeremiah C J Ball

verb
(intransitive) to forsake or abandon one’s belief, faith, or allegiance
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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