- to commit apostasy.
Origin of apostatize
Examples from the Web for apostatize
But his wife and one of his daughters refused to apostatize with him.The Huguenots in France
The upshot was that he advised Nathan not to apostatize too suddenly.A Daughter of Eve
Honore de Balzac
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
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
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
- (intr) to forsake or abandon one's belief, faith, or allegiance
Word Origin and History for apostatize
1610s, from Late Latin apostatizare, earlier apostatare, from apostata (see apostate). Related: Apostatized; apostatizing. The past participle form apostazied is attested from late 14c.